Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Happy Medium

I often think whether the world would be better if everyone just compromised.

Are policies more effective if they are more polar?

I realize that no one in this world can ever be pleased. No one will ever be appeased by others opinions. Yet, many cannot stand up for themselves. The digression of adolescents from world news is not beneficial to the world as a whole... I suppose. 

The bias, libel, and slander that occurs only buries the truth underneath. Moreover, I believe that people believe the person with the loudest voice is always right.

Inadvertently, people are forming interpersonal gangs that are portent of the future war. 

Maybe not a war of blood. Maybe not a war of strife. Maybe even not a war of weapons. 

It is going to be a war of opinions. 

Inside my head, I realize that my philosophies are only so blatant because its my own philosophy. 

It's Thanksgiving 2014 and there is still immense controversy over equal rights and discrimination. 

Will it ever end? People do not realize that by emphasizing such rights they are NOW only exacerbating the issue at hand. 

People only see one side -- theirs. From a neutral standpoint, I can testify that I am not sufficiently well-formed to create my own opinion and impose my opinion on others. 

Nevertheless, it angers me that others are promoting other ignorant and biased opinions. 

For once, people just need to see beyond stereotypes. The quintessence of the controversy at hand is the trite stereotypes inculcated into modern humans. Everything is far too overblown.

If anything, people should be thankful of their own lives. Is it not a beautiful world we live in? Despite the corruption and pollution, this world has progressed so far that people should just accept the realities of life. I do not mean neglect all principles that humans stand for: morals, rights, and freedom. I mean that people should understand how others think and want to believe. 

This materialistic world that we live in can only extend so far. In order for their to be change, people's mindsets also need to change. 

Happy Thanksgiving 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hypocrite Inception

People these days...?

Is it weird that as people, we can see all the flaws yet choose not to do anything about it?

Is it possible to hate to conform willingly?

Optimistically: people are able to fulfill their passions (I suppose)...

Pessimistically: everyone is a hypocrite. 

Hypocrite, according to Merriam Webster, is a " person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs." 

Honestly, isn't that society today? Everyone tries to fit a mold and lies to themselves. I believe there are good people in the world still; people that still to their morals to an extent, but at the same time, they are becoming the new mold... so what happens next? Is anyone unique.

For example, the "hipster." Isn't the hipster someone who was thought to be unique-- distinct from social norms? Yet now, they are the norm. 

What does it mean for the those individuals who don't want to be like everyone else? 

Are they forever ostracized? Are they forever disparaged for their differences? 

There can never be a perfect world, but everyone is always asking for it. There needs to be ACCEPTANCE. I don't mean as simply as diversity in gender preferences or religion, I believe there needs to be acceptance of everyone who is different. 

People always believe that they are the most accepting based on POPULAR morals, not "RIGHT" morals. However, can there really be a "right" moral. 

Who is the person that dictates what is right or wrong? No one but yourself. By belittling others' beliefs, what does that make of you? Technically, if you were viewed in the other person's shoes, wouldn't YOU be the criminal? 

The world is never perfect and never perfect, so why try to instill your beliefs on others. In my opinion, I do in fact believe in POPULAR morals because that was the environment I grew up in; however, I do realize other people grow up in extremely polar situations. 

Today, I see beheadings in ISIS and human trafficking in 3rd world countries and COMPLETELY disagree with it. But is it technically wrong? As many people, we see death as a horrible aspect of life and violation of OUR instilled rights as a crime, but this isn't true for everyone. 

Although everyone proposes that perfection is impossible, we still try to fix the world's perceived imperfections. We work too much to change others to realize that we need to first change ourselves. The emotions and bias that each person individually holds to his/her heart defines that person. One's experiences define one's beliefs. Before judging others, we need to understand ourselves and realize the big picture. 

In some ways, wouldn't the world be perfect if it WASN't perfect?