i struggle each day with being the best human being i can be. there are times when i just don't feel like it. theoretically, i know that each human being is supposed to be worthy and equal to another- and i see reality is quite different to the theory. and i speak about choices and i read other people talking about choices- and how everyone has them to make in life- and i wonder about that. do we?
i don't know that i have a particular point to this post- more musings than anything. the more introspective i get- the more self centered i get- and i see that in others' posts as well. not that there is a thing wrong with it- as long as we snap out of the ego centricity. that's where i get stuck sometimes. i happened upon a blog where the person is doing some inner work and i think that's all well and good. i disagree with the person's approach- because in some ways it differs from mine and in others- it is uncomfortably similar. wanting to change others to fit our world view is common- i know i pounded the keys attempting to do just that for a very long time. i still catch myself doing it. i find it interesting and intriguing that so many people are changing now- without any effort on my part ;)
the whole last election was about change and hope- and personal responsibility. the whole last decade was about choice being taken away and creating despair and fear. i find that interesting too. and reading about the current social issues being fought and rehashed- prop 8 in cali and similar legislation in other states; rhianna's domestic abuse and the media frenzy and debate over what she should do; the octomom versus the duggars and the social inequalities in the debate; the plantation owners pulling the strings of michael steele for a facade of color in the rethug party- all interesting things to think about. all of these folks involved made certain choices in their lives- and some had to make choices based on no choice to make. if that makes sense.
anyhoo, would love to spark some discussions and have some gray matter time. apparently, the silly season is still with us.