Monday, July 2, 2018
Sometimes in life, you do what you think is right only to find out later that you should have swallowed your pride and just let things go. Maybe what is worse is when you do nothing and later regret not doing something. I'll admit I wasn't the best person at times, but I did what I thought was right at the time. If you have any feelings at all, death is never easy, especially when it involves a loved one. Since her death, a flood of things I wish I had said to her before her passing came to mind. If I can encourage anyone to do any one thing, then let it be to say what needs to be said before there is no one there to hear your words. I can remember days when I was younger that I wondered if she would ever stop talking. Then she started not talking as much, and before long hardly spoke at all. I have sat for a few days just wondering what she would think, feel, or say about something, even though I probably know the answer. Writing this blog post feels like some pressure is being released, but I still wish she were here so I could talk and listen to her. I am working on a letter of things I wish I had said when I had the chance. Maybe I will post it when it is done. Death is going to happen to us all and there will be those left to mourn. To some degree, I suppose all of us will wonder about things we should or should not have said or done.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
In the world and society today, there are many talking about their right to choose. The biggest right to choose talked about deals with life. You hear many talking about women having the right to terminate a pregnancy, people wanting to kill themselves, and even the unnecessary killing of animals. The argument for unborn babies is when does life begin? Does it start at conception or when the baby is born? When talking about taking your own life into your own hands, some would argue no suicide is right, one should be free to choose, or it is okay when you die protecting someone. Pets, for the most part, are like children in that they will always need to be provided for. There may be some cases where animals may be killed for food or killed to protect one's self from harm. The problem with animals as food here in America is that Americans have developed bad eating habits. We eat way too much of the wrong food. This is evident in America's obesity rate. This is sending us to an early grave. This world has it's share of problems, but life definitely isn't held in high regard like it once was. Life is something to be valued and treasured and never mistreated no matter it's human or animal.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Death is such a morbid word. Death is also something we all think about from time to time and something we all will go through at some point. Most of us have out own views on death and, to some degree, fear death. Fear in this sense isn't afraid of death itself, but wonder how those we love and who depend on us will survive. We want to be in control and hate not being there for those who need us, such as family. There is nothing we can do to prevent death, and we definitely don't know when our time is up, but we can make the most of the time that we have now. If we make the most of the time we have now with those we care for the most, we can definitely rest assured that the memories will help get those who are grieving to a better place even though we are no longer with them here on this earth. Makr the most of what you have while you can.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Certain lifestyles brings about certain behaviors, or does it? I think certain attitudes brings about certain behaviors. I have known people who are sleeved out with tattoos, wears black leather and listens to music that will make your ears bleed from ten miles out, who will give you the shirt off of their backs. Most people who claim to be 'fine upstanding people' would feel uncomfortable around people like this. I can understand this. If you are not use to being around people outside of your social group, it is unnerving. The thing that gets most people is when undue criticism is spoken without justification. A prime example is a certain group of people who are labeled as bad people before anyone gets to know them but base their opinions on musical taste or clothing preference. This may not be something you agree with, but it does not make the other people bad people. I think it would be nice if we could come together and ask questions and talk things out to figure out why and see if we couldn't come to some middle ground. Perhaps then the world would be a little brighter of a place.
Friday, June 1, 2018
In today's society, many people are trying harder than ever to find ways out of taking the blame for something they may have said or done wrong. Most of the people I personally know who do not believe in God often site hypocrisy as the reason behind their disbelief. More often than not, the people who say they are Christians spend their time pointing out the sins of others while doing nothing about their own sins. I do not think this proves there is no God, but what I do think is that it puts both sides of people in dangerous positions. I believe the Christians will eventually have to give an account for their hypocrisy and the non-believers will find out the true existence of their maker, neither of which will be done likely. It will be easier to admit to wrong doing and paying the price now than what it will be later. It is better to have your pride bruised now than a harsher sentence later.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Just about all of us think about death at some point. We reach a point where we wonder about what it will be like when we are gone. I would think those who think most about this would be parents or spouses mainly because they want to make sure their spouse and/or children are taken care of. Another part is this is I think we wonder more about what people think of us than we let on. I think there is a part of us that our lives have meaning and we were meant to play a role somehow while we are here. The thought of us not being here rises questions about who will take our place doing what we do when we are gone? Anytime there is life, there is death. We all will face death at some point, which is just fact. The important question for those who believe in an afterlife and those who don't, is what are you going to do with your life while you are here? The thought for me that is scarier than death is that I did not fulfill my purpose and died without making a notable contribution to humanity.
Friday, May 25, 2018
The Internet can be a wonderful place at times with all of the good that can be done, such as being an avenue for creativity. At other times, it can seem as though you are surrounded by garbage. Just about every one's view on what is art or garbage will differ to some degree, but, at times, everyone will agree. Case in point, Whitney Wisconsin. For those of you who may not know, she WAS a Youtuber who is infamous for making videos talking about sex with dogs and going into detail. You read that right, sex with dogs. It has even been said that one of her last videos she posted was that if she hit a million subscribers, she would post a video of her in the act with a dog.Now we don't have to guess that if the video was to be as she claimed, it would not be online for long. The surprise is that the videos were up so long with her just talking about it. What takes this even further into the twilight zone is the fact that sex with animals/dogs is actually legal in some states. You can do a search on Youtube and find many videos with clips from her now deleted account. One of her last videos still floating around that I think was uploaded by another, non-affiliated channel, was of her obviously upset because of the negative backlash saying the stunt was the worst thing she had ever done. One of the reasons was she had obtained a part time job at Victoria's Secret and word made it's way back to trhe store manager and she fired Whitney because the image would not be good for the store. To me, one of the funniest lines in the 'sorry' video was the statement she made that when she made the video, she was 18. Just because you are of age and you have a personal belief about something about something does not mean that people are going to jump on board with it. This just goes to show that you need to think before you act because this will not go away quickly or quietly, if it goes away at all.