Friday, January 28, 2011


"Beliefs are what separate people, doubt unites them."

It has irked me to see how gullible, brainwashed, and ignorant people can be. Being placed in a narrow minded community a while ago really put things into perspective for me, and not a good one. I can't believe how people can revolve their lives around something so inconspicuous, and so hypocritical, and then not have energy left to do something truly righteous for themselves or for one another.

Let's take a look at politics. If you want to know what a liberal stands for, just ask a conservative. The same being true if you want to know what a conservative stands for, ask a liberal. Those who get so caught up with their opinions tend to not see the other side. Sometimes they just need to put themselves in a different light to see where someone else may be coming from. Having empathy is one of the most substantial attribute for a person to have, without it people often get nasty and too one-sided.

I wouldn't consider myself a conservative or a liberal, I wouldn't even consider myself in the exact middle. There are certain things I pick and choose from each side in which I form my own belief system.

One thing is for sure though: religion needs to be put into the same category as politics. Religion, like politics, is a belief. It is not a choice, just like sexual orientation. These two things are often perceived as just that by many conservatives. Marriage is not a religious institution, it is a political one.  Therefore, any couple should have the right to make their partnership legal, regardless of what interpretation of the bible people have.

Religion is not something I want to get into, solely for the reason of it being so sacred to those who have it. It's a misconception, though, that atheists don't have morals. It's actually quite the opposite, the only difference is that atheists do things out of their own free will, versus theists who only do things because they are afraid of being judged by a higher power in the end, and being immoral might cost them eternal life. Who are the good people now? Those doing good deeds out of their own free will or those who do so only because they think someone is watching them?

I don't want to condone anyone to switch to another religion, but I wouldn't object to someone making their own. All I am saying is never stop thinking. Ignorant people will tell you to not to doubt. Ignore them. Those people will go on and breed another generation of stupid. Your mind is the most important thing you have, and with that being said, question everything.

I can't stress how important it is to be yourself, know yourself, like yourself. There is not one person out there that you can have as much in common as you. If you've ever found yourself talking to yourself; you are normal. If you think you are crazy, you may be right, but look in a history book, everyone had some kind of disorder, they just knew how to use it.

In order to start any grounded relationship with a person, you need to start with yourself first. You cannot love another person without loving yourself first. But don't allow yourself to get self-obsessed, which is no different than self-hatred. Both are a misplacement of priorities and an abandonment of responsibilities left to the judgment of others.

With all that being said, everyone is hypocritical, just some more than others, but not all at the same time. It's just easier to judge someone on the other side of the fence. Remember that no one is right and no one is wrong, there are only interpretations, and whichever one wins at any certain time is merely a result of power.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain


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