Wednesday, October 1, 2008

And so October is here.

And the rent is due. I still need to pay it but thankfully I have the money. So I realized something today about myself. I am constantly avoiding things I think are bad without knowing if they are bad or not. I could have phrased that way more articulately but for the sake of me not caring, screw it. Example: My parents have been trying to get into contact with me for two weeks. And I either ignore the call or don't pick up and I don't call back. Finally today I got this feeling of actually calling them. So my papi called me at 820 and I was in class so I didn't pick up. But I did something out of character and I called him as soon as I got out. What was the phone call about? Nothing. They just missed me and they were worried. My dad also was going to come up this past weekend but since I didn't pick up no visit. Lord knows I needed to see mi Papi.

So this brings me to one of my many thoughts of the day: Why do people avoid confrontation? I think it has to do with individuals accepting their own blame. Confronting issues always bring the possibilities that your own indiscretions are going to be brought to light and who wants to realize that sometimes as a person they suck? No one. Yeah that's right. No one. Hence people rather do the run around for weeks then actually get to the point. Think about it. Had I just picked up the phone two weeks ago, I would have seen my dad this past weekend and I wouldn't have been stressing about getting yelled at seeing as how I didn't get yelled out.

I don't really understand this blog thing but I feel like the purpose is to enlighten whatever readers I may or may not have.

I think it's only right that given the political nature of America nowadays, I should include some of my own political insight. And this brings me the most important conclusion of this post: people 18 to 24 are the least represented. We get so caught up in our own lives that we forget that we have a duty as citizens of this country. You don't vote, you have no right to complain. We, being in this age group, are constantly having decisions made for us and this is the time we are learning to break out of them. So let's take control of our lives at least in this one aspect. No matter who you vote for Obama or Mccain. But please keep in mind that the President should be representative of the people, not out of date and genuinely caring. He should always remember that the power is in our hands and we're electing him for the betterment of our lives not his own personal agendas. Another point for minorities (women included): remember those who died and fought for our right to vote. Please don't disrespect that struggle. With that I leave two quotes:

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber - Plato

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. - Franklin Pierce Adams

Vote for change however you define it. And Lina baby this is for you:If I can't wear my sticker on November 4th then my blog is going to be all "campaigned" out. Also please keep in mind everyone is entitled to their opinion and mine includes endorsing who I think is the better candidate. Before you vote do your research.

I'm the Queen of Digression. Productive but Digression none the less.

1 comment:

Lina said...

"Please don't disrespect that struggle."

Baby girl, you're amazing.

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