1. This new T. Babaton Thom t-shirt from Aritzia in a deep red
When I was in high school, I would go back and forth between Strawberry Frosted Pop-Tarts and Chocolate Chip Eggo Waffles for breakfast. Life’s busy and I didn’t always have the time to sit down and have a bowl of cereal, pancakes, waffles out of an iron, fruit, eggs, bacon, a glass of orange juice and a glass of milk like they always advertise in commercials as a “balanced and complete breakfast.”
That’s just unrealistic.
I wasn’t alive in the 80’s, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.
They were classics! Everyone loved them and everyone still loves them to this day.
From the time I was born up until… 2000, teenage hit movies were all the rage. They were funny, refreshing, and most of the time true. I didn’t know that yet because I was still probably eight and hadn’t lived through high school. Also, the actors and actresses in these movies sometimes overlapped and I swear, these kids all did the same movies together.
These had to be some of my favorite movies. A decade has passed and I want to know where they went. We had Mean Girls, yes, but that’s where it began and ended. Now that I’m ten years older, I wonder if I would still love these movies as much if they were to resurface again. Maybe it will just remain a part of my childhood.
I think I’ve questioned love for a very long time. I grew up knowing the Disney way, the reality way relating back to people in my life, and from a standpoint of just observation.
My philosophy midterm paper due Monday is challenging me to actually give some kind of a definition for it. The prompt that I made up is as follows:
Diotima and Socrates have different views and accounts of love. What elements of their definitions still exist today and what has changed? Messages about love portrayed in movies evoke strong emotions to their audiences. Throughout the stages of our lives (childhood, adolescense, and adulthood) we develop our own ideas. Do these match up to what love is “supposed” to be?
The three movies I’m using: