Month: March 2014

We Need to Stop “This is the 21st Century” Argument

A men or women are sitting next to you or across from you on the subway or the bus is human. Every morning, you go to Starbucks–anyplace that sells coffee–the cashier who is taking your order and the barista who is making your coffee are human. Your wife or husband, boy-friend or girl-friend, daughter(s), son(s), mother(s), father(s), sister(s), brother(s), uncle(s), aunt(s), niece(s), and nephew(s)–don’t forget your exes–are human.

Everywhere you go, you see a human being. In truth, being human is not easy. We handle this bag of emotions that either makes us mad (crazy) or sane. Wait a minute … are we actually sane as we thought? Anyway! Since we are human beings, we make mistakes … A LOT. So don’t expect too much of people. They just are who they are. If you don’t like them for some reason then fine. It’s YOUR problem, not theirs.

We know this already. Yet, we keep forgetting it, especially when arguing about homosexual rights, women’s rights, race equality, etc.

Yes, this is a 21st century with Google’s self-driving car and up-to-date technologies like smartphones. This does not mean that every human being is evolved. Today might be a 21st century, but our history will repeat itself. The Italians, including Irish and Jews, were discriminated before. Then African-Americans, Asian-Americans, women, and now gay people are being discriminate and stereotype. This will be a constant cycle that we have to live through but we have to keep in mind to have faith in people. Also, patience is a key when it comes to personal growth. If you don’t have that faith or patience then it’s ok because there is someone out there who does.

“This is a 21st century. Everyone should more accepting.” If you happen to say this then you lack emotional intelligence–or should I say emotional correctness.

Sally Kohn: Let’s Try Emotional Correctness on Ted Talk

So instead of saying “This is a 21st century”. Let’s say “I hope for the best for the future”, which it will.

 

Note: Peace and love everyone!

Spring Cleaning Part 1

Phew! I cleaned my room about 6 hours today. After vacuuming and rearranging furnitures, I started organizing my books. I still need to organize it tomorrow so I can buy office supplies to make my room more organized.

After cleaning my room, I realized how messy my room was. Dusts and small webs on small spaces like in between walls to shelves. Ek! >_< Disgusting!

 

Social Media: The Large Scale Bipolar Disorder

The Electronic Debate

Introduction

meanwhile-on-instagram Proper dinner etiquette of 2014.
( WeKnowMemes.com)

Chances are if you’re an integrated person in today’s society, you’ve participated in social media. Most of us who use social media go through a routine of things we do online that usually cause no harm and are relatively docile or even advantageous to others. You post a picture you took of yourself in the bathroom on Facebook, then post a picture of your food on Instagram and finally go to YouTube to watch a cat video. Life is good. Social media is good. People get to see what you just ate, and you can watch cats do stupid things. You must be thinking “Why is this guy claiming that social media has a mental disorder?” Well every activity that was noted above makes up, what I believe to be, the “positive mood” of social media. The media usually portrays social media in a…

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Feel Your Emotions

Everyone has the right to feel anything because they are human.

Musings From a Ragged Soul

Why do we try so hard not to feel? Feelings are real. They are meant to be felt. It frustrates me that people are told that their feelings are not legitimate. That they should hide their feelings. That they feel too much. There is no such thing as feeling too much. Feelings are yours to be felt. If your feelings are intense, they are just that – intense. They are probably intense because you are going through something heavy and serious. We’ve all had traumas in our lives, things that move us to tears. Or maybe things that should move us to tears, but instead we have buried those feelings because we think we don’t have the right to be upset. Maybe there is even a bit of shame associated with your feelings. By blocking them, you only make them come out in other destructive ways.You beat yourself up. You…

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Label Fail

Let’s stop labeling and start understanding each other.

Musings From a Ragged Soul

I see some pretty ridiculous things on the internet. Two things struck me today:

1) someone claimed it was trendy to be bipolar. Yay! I’m super hip 🙂

2) someone with bipolar tweeted something along the lines of – live the life of your dreams, but take into account that you’re bipolar. Wow. That is some lame shit.

I guess these two things stuck out to me because they both point out how silly labels are and just how much these labels can affect someone and how they perceive themselves. Being labeled bipolar kind of sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a label. Doctors and society at large use these labels because it’s easier to stick people into buckets in order to understand them better. In the long run, this makes it more difficult to understand people on an individual level, but if you’re just…

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