Oh yay, the new kid picks the first secret on the page. Yeah yeah yeah, sure it seems lazy. And yeah, I knew I was going to write this one as soon as I saw it. It doesn't matter, yalll. I read it all, anyways.
I've always been the artistic type. As I sit here typing this, my mind is going in a million different directions. I'm just now the type to sit still. Not enough to be ADD or ADHD or whatever, but enough to make me a concious member of the world. I've always undertaken projects I "couldn't handle", whether it be school or in my community. And I think that's where I get my connection to this from.
No one in my community is particularly wealthy, (Unless you live in the estates, in which case you're...sort of kind of rich?) and my family is no exception. To go along with this, There's nothing for teens in my area. I suppose this could probably explain why I'm turning to ARGs to make my life more interesting. SO if we want to do something, it's up to us. We don't get people who are going to hold our hand, and we don't get bouku bucks from our parents to throw away on our latest pipe dream.
There's the constraint. And innovation is hard as hell to find. In a society where the free thinker is frowned upon as being "dangerous" and "radical", its hard to find people who know how to think out of the bos, much less people who are willing to. Take what I've been doing for the past month, for example. My school's chorus made it to the state competition, but we need 1k to get there. Yeah, that's chump change. [/sarcasm]
Not talking badly about my other chorus members. Trust me, they're f****** great. But the only ideas we got were putting out information in the newspaper to get donations, and doing carwashes. My ideas of reaching out to churches, setting up donation cans at gas stations, and singing outside of businesses for cash were almost completely overlooked by the sheer fact of them being unrealistic.
But I think the more constraint that is put on people, the greater they shine. The greater they figure out just how to do things. And I'm pretty sure when it gets to crunch time, I'll be a little less of a freak, and a little more of a godsend.