Cursed With a Conscience

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Just Do It

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“Just Do It,” campaigns countless Nike billboards, t shirts, and magazine ads bombarding us every day around every corner. Although i’m not usually a champion of trite ad slogans, I must say this particular one promotes activism that I support. “Just do it.” Brief, blunt and to the point, this catchphrase invites consumers to seize opportunities, take action, and if unsure whether or not to buy the grossly overpriced pair of windbreaker running shorts: just do it! Wonderful encouragement Nike, though one as indecisive and averse to ambiguity as myself might ask: “And what, exactly is “it”??

It has become more and more evident to me that “it” is not as important as the “do”. The subject not as important as the verb. Because without the verb, the subject is worthless. The first step towards getting what we want, is taking “it” in stride. Emptying our minds, perhaps, of unrealistic expectations and undirected, aimless desire, and just doing something right now that gets us motivated and moving. I think many of us (myself included) look at unclear goals as an excuse for un-inspired living. That shouldn’t be the case. Goals do not simply materialize in our minds out of nowhere; they are the product of trial, error, exploration, spontaneity, intentionality, open mindedness, and above all else, a mentality to wring every bit of potential from every situation. To just do it- whatever it may be at that particular moment. Talking about doing something without a will or plan to actually do it is useless. Not only that, but hanging on to a goal that you do not work at to attain prevents you from forming other goals that you actually will. Take action, then talk. Look for ways you can take chances and discover your calling- or the job, hobby, person, place that will center your future goals. And once those goals are established and realized, take Nike’s silly slogan into action.

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Author: emmaroseblog

Hello everyone! For those who are visiting my blog and do not know me well, I will say right away that I consider myself to be a "what you see is what you get" type of girl. I am very candid and expressive, and prefer to be direct and honest in my interactions with the world. With that said, I do feel there is a lot to know about me that is not easy to tap into or read on a first impression basis- I have been known to really surprise people who judge me too quickly, or from too great a distance. In short, my name is Emma Secker. I’m a Super -senior English major at SDSU (with a psych/ interdisciplinary studies double minor). I love the company of good friends and family, going out and about on ( a probably too frequent) occasion, enjoying long, scenic runs on the beach, reading for school or leisure, and traveling whenever I get the chance. These activities barely skim the surface of who I am and what I like to do, which is why I have decided to start blogging. Because I do not feel that surface information such as this can do justice to one’s deeper self, I'm using this blog as a medium to express myself in a less general, sweeping manner, and a more acute, insightful one. The best way for others to understand you in meaningful depth is to open up your mind so others can view in. So there you have it, tune into my blog and hopefully you will come to understand me a little bit better, and like at least some of what you see. Cheers!

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