My “thought dump”


Anna Engels

These are my four most common thoughts that plague my mind on a daily basis.

Anna Engels, Feature Editor

After coming across a few people posting a “camera roll dump” throughout social media this past year, I was astonished, yet jealous, I didn’t come up with the idea. It’s an intriguing and trendy proposal that makes it “socially acceptable” for people to post old pictures; whether they forgot to post them or lost them in the plethora of selfies and pictures of homework flooding their camera roll. Although the idea was an ingenious way to post, as a person that hates taking/posting pictures, here is my version of the “camera roll dump:” this is my “thought dump.” These are thoughts that I am not going to post on social media (because no one cares), but concepts that I regularly think about. 

What is the rush? We live on a rock, floating around gravityless, never-ending, darkness, and I’m worried about passing my AP Physics exam or making it to class on time? Seems a little dramatic to me. I mean think about it, what are we even doing here? I understand that I need to complete my homework to pass classes, graduate, go to college, get a job and live a comfortable life, but the entire concept of life freaks me out. I know I’m not the only one that thinks this. 

My concept of time is messed up. I have a mental timeline of history in my head, and I recently found out that it is a little out of order. Maybe this one is just me, but to think that Rosa Parks died in 2005 blows me away. I thought she died at least 100 years ago. Not to mention that Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year. Since when? The last time I checked Anne Frank and MLK lived in different centuries. If you aren’t already in awe at these recent findings, here is another one: Patrick Mahomes was in Kindergarten when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl. Crazy, I know. 

The depth of the ocean. The furthest a human has scuba-dived was 1,090 feet. Blue whales can go as deep as 1,660 feet, but the deepest part of the ocean is 35,814 feet. I think that is enough said, so don’t even try to tell me that mermaids or Megalodons don’t exist. Who knows what could be down there. Not to mention what would happen if all the water just disappeared one day, and we were left with gaping holes filled with new creatures crawling out.

The progression of the world. The fact that the world went from dinosaurs, to cavemen, to ancient Egyptians and now we are sitting here on our iPhone 12s, watching TikToks and drinking Baja Blasts honestly scares me. It also makes me wonder what will be the “new norm” when I’m 90+ years old. If we still don’t have flying cars by then, I’m going to be more than disappointed.