Dylan Gonzalez

Huntington Beach, CA, United States

About Dylan

Bio

I am a 19 year old starting college and I too often find that I can not relate to many people my age on an intellectual/creative level. Being young, angry, and poor, I constantly question the world I live in. This mindset feels like a burden at times, though I pray I never stop feeling this way because if cease to do so, then I shall become the very thing I despise.

Languages

English

I'm passionate about

How and why people think and do the things they do

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Dylan Gonzalez
Posted over 2 years ago
Why do we worship people (athletes, actors, musicians, etc)?
(Coming from the perspective of an angry teenager) I feel that living vicariously through those that we idolize is the closest thing to actually being them. We choose to build these people up and put them upon a pedestal, thus allowing them to have this "God-like" status. And when opportunity allows, we magnify their faults in order to boost our own self-esteem (the whole "I'm not as bad as that" factor). Why do you think we pay no attention to a homeless person's degradation but our attention zeros in on "So and So's tummy bulge"? Obviously we use these people as a tool to satisfy some sort of need. Perhaps we get some of the benefits of being these people without actually being them. Perhaps we give these people so much power over our lives because we do not want the responsibility that comes with empowering ourselves. I personally feel that worshiping celebrities is the equivalent of drinking "near beer". We get a taste of their "fabulous" live's without the actual feeling of being them.
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Dylan Gonzalez
Posted over 2 years ago
Is Social Networking really as dangerous as its projected to be?
The internet is probably the most ground breaking, unintentional social experiment in the history of mankind. Only time will tell as to what extent we shall utilize this tool. I feel the question is not so much as is Social Networking dangerous, but rather if human nature is dangerous and that Social Networking aids us in our intentions.
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Dylan Gonzalez
Posted over 2 years ago
If you could influence this issue, what would you do to drug addicts?
Coming from a family of addicts and being surrounded by such an element, there is not a doubt in my mind that addiction is a disease. It is a disease of the soul that has no boundaries and seeks to destroy everything around the one who is afflicted before taking the life of the afflicted themselves. One can even say that addiction closely resembles what some people view as demonic possession. These people are not criminals. They are merely sick people who have to commit criminal acts in order to get what they "need". They need help, not imprisonment
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Dylan Gonzalez
Posted over 2 years ago
Dream versus reality
Once you think about it we are living on a tiny pebble that is floating in infinite space. Reality is so bizarre that I think of dreams merely as a different reality.
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Dylan Gonzalez
Posted over 2 years ago
How do you celebrate this season? What are your rituals, traditions and foods? Tell us about yours from around the globe or around the block
Some of you may find this amusing, but my family (which consists of just my father, my little brother, and I) is somewhat "scroogish" in the sense that we do not partake in normal American Christmas traditions. My family for some reason doesn't enjoy the holidays that much and quite frankly we can't wait till they pass every year. Though, every Christmas day the 3 of us go to watch a movie. As unspectacular as it may be, it is still the closest thing to tradition that we partake in. However, none the less I am grateful for the 2 people that I spend those 2 hours in the movie theater with every year. I honestly wouldn't have it any other way =)