11 January 2009

Finding the way

How much of one's life is independently planned, and how much is simply going through the motions that society expects? It is dictated by the government that at a certain age, a child enters formal schooling. The child then spends the next twelve years going to school day after day. By the eleventh year, the child is expected to know what is they want to do with their life. By the twelfth year, the child is made to pick a college where they are then expected to spend the next four years preparing for the rest of their life.

What if someone does not want to go to college immediately? Then they are expected to get a full-time job in order to become a contributing member of society. If one chooses this second option, are they then looked at differently than they would be if they had just gone to college like everyone else? What if one wants to just take the time to really find themselves? To figure themselves out in every aspect?

Is there a right or wrong way to go about the rest of your life?

18 December 2008

Live Through Compassion

The world needs more compassion. Those without compassion are a menace to society and to themselves. 

We should never assume that we know what is best for other people. It is not our place to make decisions for other people. Helping other people make decisions for themselves is optimum.

Love is life.
Life should be full of love.
We should live through compassion.

21 October 2008

Bisexuality. Is it real?

Does anyone else feel like the existence of bisexuals is ignored a good part of the time? I mean, people always talk about the discrimination of homosexuals but barely ever the rest of the LGBT community. I never really identified as a bisexual, partly due to the horrible stereotypes, but mostly due to the fact that I do not find myself attracted to a person because of their gender. I don't give a damn what gender you are. I am attracted to people for WHO they are. After a while I just started identifying as a bisexual because it made it easier for other people to understand. Now I am realizing more and more just how much people like to act as if bisexuality does not exist. As if we all have to be either heterosexual or homosexual. It makes me discouraged- especially when other members of the LGBT community act as if heterosexuality and homosexuality are the only two sexual orientations.