Thursday, 22 March 2012
What a weird post title, huh? I have just been typing random thoughts in a Word document as they occur to me while I work through the day, and here's what I came up with. It sort of covers a wide swatch of territory.
First of all, why are people so MOTHER FUCKING JUDGMENTAL?
No, do not tell me that "it's just human nature." You can change it; you just don't want to. It takes a lot of WORK to change a character flaw. Skinny people and self-righteous people who have never had to struggle with their weight (and sometimes even those that have) say I just need to buck up and work harder.
It's on, bitches. Just watch me.
But here's some food for thought (haha, diet joke, get it?):
Maybe I have to work twice as hard as you to get a hot body. I might fail at times, but I'm determined to do it because it's worth it in the end.
The same is true of people's attitudes and thoughts toward others.
I have always been nice (often too nice, which outside parties have told me on many occasions), and I have always had an innate sense of compassion. I still find myself judging people from time to time, but it's usually not too difficult for me to remind myself that I don't know the whole situation and that I need to get off my high horse. That takes humility. It comes more easily to some than to others.
So, for those of you to whom humility and compassion do not come easily:
It won't show on the outside, so you won't get any credit for your hard work. But it's worth it, because the world does not need any more pricks, and you shouldn't want to be one more contributing voice of holier-than-thou in this society where everyone tries to talk up their own shit.
For once, swallow your pride. Admit that you don't know the life story of that 300-pound woman at Wal-Mart in the motor scooter. You don't know jack shit about her, so swallow whatever nasty thoughts come into your mind, and try this thought instead:
"Maybe her life is really hard too."
Who knows, maybe you could even offer to reach something if you're in the cereal aisle and she can't reach the Cheerios. but maybe that's too much to ask.
Everybody has it tough at some point. Some have it tougher than others.
Please remember that.
I wish I could broadcast this message all over the place and make people understand. But our modern society is not one that values silly "weak" things like compassion, humility, putting yourself in someone else's shoes, and trying to make somebody else's life maybe just a little easier. As though putting your pride second is a sign of weakness. PUH-LEEZ. I think the opposite is true.
On a lighter note, I have declared this to be fashion faux-pas day. Let's see how many fashion "don'ts" I have committed:
- Wearing gold and silver earrings in the same ear
- My almost-platinum hair is still pretty brassy and yellowish
- I am wearing a skirt with green Converse hi-tops
- The skirt is dark brown and my t-shirt is black.
- My purse is coral-colored.
My fiance said I look like a hippie. I will take that as a compliment. No makeup, long skirt, addicted to vegan cookies, and possessing the strong desire to go "have a little talk" with the pro-life sign-holders outside of Planned Parenthood...well Jesus, maybe I AM a hippie!
About the pro-life thing though, seriously. There was a small group of sign-holders outside of my local Planned Parenthood on Tuesday night, where I go once a month to get my birth control pill refill. I was just driving by this time, but they were right next to the street waving their posters. I thought about giving them the finger because I hate how pro-lifers almost always shove their morals down other people's throats, but then I checked myself and thought they are probalby well-meaning people who do good things. They are not bad people, they are just exercising their right to speak out.
Well, I want to exercise mine. Someday on my day off, if there are protestors outside, I want to stand next to them with my own counter-protest because I believe in CHOICE. I don't believe in baby-killing, but I believe in the power of women to choose, and I believe in using my own voice in a non-confrontational manner to stand up against things that I think are asinine.
I would like to do some research and make some flyers about OTHER STUFF that Planned Parenthood does BESIDES abortions. And some statistics about suicide rates and things like that among women who have had abortions. Because I've seen some figures for propaganda, but I've seen few facts about the effect an abortion really has on a woman psychologically.
These pictures of weeping would-be mothers over the grave of a fetus are just propaganda and lies spread by the pro-life community to pluck gently at the heartstrings of their audience's pliable minds. They are plays on the emotions to win over opinions (and often votes). They are MANIPULATIVE, NOT UNIVERSALLY TRUTHFUL. "One dead, one wounded"...? Not so much, and get your billboard out of my sight because it blocks something else that God created that I would rather see than your bullshit sign. I know of numerous real-life cases where this whole "wounded woman never to be the same" myth is not true. Go to I'm Not Sorry: http://www.imnotsorry.net/
Okay. I did not mean that to turn so serious. Sorry guys!
In the spirit of hippie-ness (and the fact that I should wrap it up now), let's just agree to disagree for the moment and quit fighting about shit. Okay? Okay!
^^ Beautiful classical guitar, I love the shape of it.
Okay. Peace out, kiddos. Live long and frickkin prosper and all that good shit