What I love most about self-awareness is that we can choose when or where we want to be aware. If you’re the type of person who will only be aware about your feelings and thoughts about a particular situation, then the best choice for you may be to start a conversation with someone that you are comfortable with about what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking.
For example, I feel like talking to my best friend, who is also my boyfriend, about all of the things I want to be doing this weekend is a bad idea. I also feel like I should talk to my boyfriend about all of the things I want to do this weekend too. Neither of these are bad choices. And yet, I find myself doing the latter, which is why I decided to write about it.
Well, it turns out that there is no “right” way to talk to others about anything. You can talk to them all you want, but they won’t like hearing it. So my friend, I want to talk to you because you are my best friend and are my boyfriend. In that sense, I want to talk to you about my feelings.
The Hunger Games books are kind of a perfect example of this. In the first book, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark talk about how they both feel about their respective relationships with their boyfriends. In the second book, they talk about how they want to have a relationship with their boyfriends. The problem here is that it was never explicitly said how they were going to have a relationship with their boyfriends.
A couple of years ago, a few of us on The Wire talked about what we thought was the most egregious example of “the language we use to describe our feelings.” We talked about how in the books, Katniss’ boyfriends are literally called “Katniss” and “Peeta.” This is not correct; they’re called “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” and “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” respectively.
The problem here is that Katniss is not actually the name of the character, it is a placeholder.
The term “kitten” has recently been thrown around a lot on the internet. This seems strange to say because when Katniss was in the books, she was in the process of being named. If this was an actual term, it would have been the actual, real name of the character, and not a placeholder.
Katniss is the name of the main character of the Hunger Games films, and Peeta Mellark is the name of the other main character. The term kitten is actually a brand name, but its usage in the Hunger Games films is a red herring. Katniss is a real name, and Peeta is not. Also, Katniss is a much more recent name.
Katniss was in the books long before Peeta Mellark was. We know Katniss was based on a real person, and we know Peeta Mellark was based on a real person. But because there are so many different people that could be used to refer to Katniss, we need a real name for her. We need a real name because Katniss is a real person, and Peeta is a real person.
The Hunger Games films are about the destruction of a society by an elite group of teenage girls. Katniss is a victim of the group, and is the one who starts the civil war by refusing to kill people to survive. Peeta and Gale are the ones who want to destroy the world by force and win. Katniss’s name is a red herring. Katniss was a real person long before Peeta Mellark started his name.