Consider Passions: Manifesto Project
This was a hard one for me, surprisingly there are many things that I am passionate about so coming up with an actual list is nearly impossible and I'm sure I've left some out but I gave it my best shot.
Topics That Are Usually Off Limits
My first thought when I think about topics that are off limits are politics and religion, I'm sure this is probably the same for many others too. But why should any topic be off limits? We live in the greatest country in the world. We are free to have our own opinions and beliefs so why shouldn't we talk about them? We won't always agree but I can at least respect the fact that you have a brain and put it to use to form your own stance on a variety of topics or issues etc. So I'm taking a leap of faith that you will have the same respect for me and not hire a hitman once you've read what I have to say.
I'm not a huge fan of labels so rather than saying I am a christian or that I don't believe in god or that in politics I bleed blue or red I would prefer to just disclose some of the things that I believe in, support, or that I'm just outright curious about.
Here goes nothing..
- I believe in infinite possibility .
- I believe in supporting our president.
- I believe in both limited government and limited big business.
-I believe that my opinions, beliefs, and values should be based on reason, evidence, and compassion, not on fear, anger, and ignorance.
-I believe prisons should be for violent offenders, not drug addicts.
-I believe each person, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, deserves equal respect and equal rights to pursue a meaningful life.
-I detest greed.
-I believe in a strong military.
-I believe in the separation of church and state.
-I believe in privacy.
-I believe everyone deserves a chance. And if necessary, a second chance.
-I believe that all Americans should have the opportunity to pursue an education regardless of the economic situation they were born into.
-I believe taxes should not be used to increase the gap between the very wealthy and the poor.
-I believe in tolerance.
Its been a while since I've been inspired to write, not that I'm having an ah ha moment or anything, I still don't really feel motivated to write but I thought why not at least try? I mean what is the worst that could happen? So here goes nothing!
I get Cosmo magazine every month because my sister knew how much I despised everything it stood for. Especially all the lame , repeated and overused "valuable advice" they publish, before she passed away she signed me up for like a five year subscription, that was her sense of humor at its finest! I guess I will probably have to renew it once it runs out now in her honor.
So the Feb issue came today and I skimmed through and it didn't take me long before I was annoyed. Here is a quote from page 39..
"Who needs a bae when you have the hottest bag to keep you company?"
Tell me you didn't have the same reaction I did? I am so irritated I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it! So where to begin with my rant... What the hell is a "bae" -- I mean I know what it's used to describe but what is wrong with boyfriend, man, guy, significant other? Why must we use a word that even Siri tries to auto-correct? That part doesn't piss me off near as much as the fact that in classic "needy girl" ideology it is implied that as women we must be dependent upon something. Why do I need a "bae" or a "bag" to keep me company? Am I not good enough all by myself? In fact, I thoroughly enjoy my own company! Cosmo, you are welcome to keep your bag's and your bae's thank you very much!