Everything is really pissing me off lately. What kind of ridiculous crap is this?! Read this article and see the crazy stuff people tweeted about The Hunger Games.
Just thinking about what happened to this kid makes me so sad and angry. Plenty of people have already blogged about it so I’m not going to go into details, but PLEASE sign the petition for the prosecution of his killer, George Zimmerman. It only takes a minute. Let’s get justice for him and his family.
So I don’t typically share what I write, but I just feel like the blogging world is a safe place. (:
I admit it.
And I don’t want to let go of that fear
because the last time I did,
heartbreak came and pushed me into a sea of pain and despair.
I felt like I’d been throttled full blast into the depths of hell.
I hate that pain.
So I’ll stay afraid.
I don’t even want to ask to find out where your heart lies.
And I sure as hell don’t want to assume and make an ass out of
well, pretty much just me.
I can’t even fully admit to myself that I want you for fear that
that admission would just pay my admission back into that sea of hell
so I remain afraid.
In my mind,
fear is better than pain,
hope is better than rain,
so I’ll remain silent.
If things never change so be it.
I’ll be fine alone.
Maybe a little crazy,
and at times, a little lonely,
but I’ll be just fine alone.
Over the last couple days, I’ve had several experiences that have just shook me to the core. Death is lurking behind every door. Life is short. I feel like sometimes I get so caught up in all the daily activities in life that I’m not stopping to truly find some joy in each day.
I let exams, papers, meetings, responsibilities and work clutter my present. Worries, fears, stress, and concerns cloud my future. My past filled with possibly questionable decisions flood all of it. So when am I really enjoying life?
Over the last few days, I’ve just been reminiscing on the last few months in my life, and I think I need to change how I proceed in life. Not just plan for the future or wonder about if I made the right decision in my past, but truly enjoy my present.
I’m not going to lie and say that I’ll stop planning or thinking. I can’t stop; it’s a part of who I am. But I can choose to trust a little easier, love a little deeper, let go of fear and go after what I want. I can choose to not OVER-analyze every decision and not be so skeptical of others. And I can choose to let everyone in my life how much I appreciate, love, need, and enjoy them each and every time that I get a chance.
Yesterday, Star Parker was on my campus to give a presentation sponsored by one of the conservative groups. For those who don’t know, Star Parker is a conservative black social critic.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with someone having a different view than me. I do have a problem with someone creating an image that is a huge false generalization.
In her talk about poverty and welfare, this woman destroyed the black family. She basically said that black people are lazy, irresponsible, and lack the Christianity they need to make good decisions, and that is why they are poor and on welfare. She engorged the negative stereotype of the black single mother, of black people in general, and her mostly white audience ate it up with smiles from ear to ear. During the entirety of her speech, she spoke of nothing but welfare and how it is the demise of the black family and gives us a sense of entitlement that we don’t have to work. She believes that black people oftentimes believe “the lie of the left”, and believe that they are poor because rich people are rich so they remain poor. Not until prompted did she even mention that millions of whites and Latinos also use welfare, but she quickly managed to bring that point right back to blacks.
She contradicted herself so many times. She continuously called for the country to return to the constitution and follow the guidelines that it states, but then she’d use God and scripture to support her points. Hello?! Have you ever heard of the separation of church and state?! She talked about wanting black people to have freedom and that education should be an open forum, but she wouldn’t allow anyone who protested her presentation (I was a participant) to ask her any questions. If you want me to be free, does that not include freedom to protest? She must have missed the section in the bill of rights that gives us freedom of speech and the right to assemble. If education is an open forum, why won’t you hear my side of the argument? She insulted the protesters saying that we were just mad because some people make more money than us. -___-
Anyone who did ask her a question that disagreed with her, she didn’t truly answer. She danced around questions like a politician.
And I honestly don’t know how a BLACK woman can truly deny that racism and slavery has any impact on society today.
This entire evening angered me. I woke up this morning still heated from that event. And the woman had a couple of good points, but they were buried so deeply within the crap that I couldn’t take her seriously.
I wonder if there will ever be a time in my lifetime when people don’t just see my people as a lazy, pathetic race, but unfortunately, I highly doubt it.
They played this video after the sermon at church on Sunday, and I really wanted to share it. It’s not too long so if you have a few minutes, please check it out!
Currently, I have no close platonic friendships. I don’t have any close guy friends that are completely unromantic; either we’ve dated or tried to date each other.I’m honestly not really sure how to make a male friend. I can’t be friendly without seeming flirtatious, and I feel like most men my age are always trying to find the next girl to get in their bed.
Call me crazy, but I just want to have a good guy friend again.
Each man I meet automatically tries to get me into bed, and I don’t know if that has something to do with me and how I’m acting or if that’s just the horny-ness of 21-24 year old men.
Sometimes I’ll tell them I’m only looking for friendship, and I’ll never hear from them again. Others still pursue me relentlessly. Even still, sometimes the breech of the platonic friendship comes from me, but hey, it happens (:
The question still remains: Is there such a thing as a platonic relationship? And if so, where can I get one?
New Blogger Award? For me??
I really appreciate this! I nominate Charlotte from http://casualthursday.wordpress.com/ She’s amazing and quirky, and I truly enjoy her blog!
I’ve just started on my journey on wordpress and most of the blogs I follow have been around for a while, but I definitely want to honor my good friend Kaisha who inspired me to start a blog! Check her out!! http://primppraylove.wordpress.com/
By Jueseppi B.
I am baaaaaaack. Time to bring some much deserved recognition to a few new bloggers. I have received two awards in my short time as a private blogger. And I can not tell you the joy of receiving those two awards brought to my mind. I noticed that awards for us bloggers carry some requirements that might be a bit overwhelming to new bloggers, so I came up with this idea….a New Blogger Award.
In this episode of the New Blogger Award, I will select a number of new bloggers I think deserve to have motivation, acceptance and praise for the work they are doing. I have but three requirement for acceptance of this award…
1). That your blogging experience be fairly new, or fairly unknown.
2). That you pass this award forward to other new bloggers that you discover who impress you as a fellow blogger.
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