Archive for December, 2013

Oh look, a butterfly!

Posted: December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
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In the news, there is death, fighting over religious correctness, and the latest scandal. With all this drama that the world is consumed with, it is easy to become caught up in it all rather than appreciating around the peace around you. Breathe in, relax, breathe out. Getting caught up with the world leads to the regrets of not being more productive in life. Sometimes the best distractions are the ones around you. Also, some of the best parts of life happen when no one else is around. Being back at work, I have hardly any time to hang with friends. Is that completely bad? No. The reason why is not that I do not like to be around any of my friends, after work, the best thing is just to sit down and relax. When you think about it, you have a lifetime to spend with friends, to work, and to be social, but it is no good if you cannot be yourself and relax in solitude. There will always be time to hang out with friends, but you come first. So observe the random happens, like for instance, a butterfly that you always chose to ignore. Watch as it aimlessly flutters around with no rush. It has a shorter lifespan than you, but unlike you, it is not in a rush to get to where it is going.

As for work, work is great. I’m getting longer hours, one of my best work friends who I haven’t seen in forever came back for the break, and Christmas is soon!

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Lately I have had the idea that everything I believe is right for me to be doing tends to be wrong among the some people I find myself around. Some religious, others dealing with morals, but really, when you know something is right, then why does it feel wrong? For me it has to do with what others believe and while they will say “who cares whatever someone else believes, do what you think is right,” but the problem with that is that they are the ones that think what I think is right, is wrong. For example, how are you suppose to be a “better Christian” when people who surround you bash the foundation of which your religion stands on? As much as you want to do what is right, you do not feel that it is right to alienate those who oppose your views. Another prime example is the whole gay rights issue. It is very controversial, so much so that if you only believe in opposition, no matter the degree, you are automatically wrong. While I believe being gay is a sin, whether you were born that way or it was a choice, it is still wrong. With that, I also believe that everyone deserves the right to be happy by any means necessary. There is no middle ground on that issue so it is a lose-lose. Another big topic is of equality. This is actually a topic with many branches. A big one is sexual equality. The only thing to say to this is that people need to realize that not everyone is going to agree with their ideas on the definition of marriage. Another is racial equality. This is another that is best for the supporters to bite the tongue. There will forever be racism and I do not think that will ever change because that is part of who we are. For better or worse, that in a way defines us as human beings. Lastly, gender equality. This really is a tricky subject because this can depend on race, religion, social class, how one was raised, and so much more. In the basic jobs like fast food, the job pay is more equal as opposed to something like major league sports. I’m sorry to any woman who reads this, but I strongly believe that society will always look at women as the weaker species. Not because they are not as intelligent or capable as their male counterparts, but simply because most men in power are sexist and I think that the more power one has, the more masculine they are, so along with history looking at women as the weaker sex, power makes men feel more superior. Now this does not mean that I believe that all guys are greater than girls, in fact, most of the girls I meet are far more intelligent and skilled than me. So which is right? Which is wrong? And in the end, is there really a difference anymore?

Previous Happenings

Posted: December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

I’ve noticed that I haven’t posted in quite awhile so I thought I might as well, I only have school in the morning. So let’s see…
 
I’m finally 19, but how that is different from being 18, I have no idea. Then there was Catching Fire, which was awesome and way better than the first one (look at the Power of the Lawrences). The day after was the Hunter Hayes concert. Even being crippled, I was really glad that I could enjoy it. Combined with his crazy guitar skills and singing, he was running around the stage as if he possessed a never-ending amount of energy. Needless to say, it was amazing and I was really glad I got to go, because who doesn’t love the music of Hunter Hayes? Plus he is WAY better in concert than just on the radio, it’s way more…crazy lol Thanksgiving followed which was pretty uninteresting since no drama ever happened. Black Friday was awesome because I finally got to go back to work which really boosted my spirits and gave me a better outlook on getting better. I really wished those seven hours were longer, but by the end of it, my leg was ready to be rested. Hopefully if I can walk enough tomorrow, I maybe able to persuade my boss to let me work more, but for that to happen, I want to make sure I can walk and possibly ride my bike again. Well that’s pretty much it. The only other thing I can think of was last Monday where I random felt like walking around campus which felt really good to do. It also seemed to surprise a lot of people that are so used to seeing me on crutches or in the wheelchair. I seem to be the most social with Subway people, but then again, they have the food. So that’s basically it other than seeing Catching Fire for a 3rd time in a week’s time, should be interesting!