Recently, I have been thinking about passion and life purpose. I even wrote a lengthy blog post about it. I haven't thought about it to the extent of moving to another country and pursuing an eat-pray-love notion (wait, that's a thought), but I have been doing some kind of thinking.
I'm learning that the term "passion" is a complicated term, because there are so many associations with that word. From interests to career choices to life decisions, many pursue their passions and make them central to their lives. Others may not have the opportunity to pursue their passions because of life realities and sometimes wish that they could pursue.
What happens when a person does not have a passion to focus on? Is that possible? Is that the result of some kind of issue? I am learning that it is possible not to have passion, but I am not too sure of what to do when this is the case. I suppose that's the purpose of thinking about it some more.
The message is not anything different from what I’ve heard in the past, but I do appreciate her perspective on this particular issue.
It’s okay to not be okay.
I think that is the first thing towards acceptance. To understand it’s okay to not be okay. Of course, acceptance does not occur overnight, but this does provide something to think about. Listening to her speak reminded me of my own personal struggles, and I appreciated her honesty.
Whew oh whew. The summer went by with a snap of my fingers. The days seemed to just blend together, and then all of a sudden, it was time to move on out and come home. I remember thinking in May of just a few things that I wanted to do in the summer. One of those things was to become a more regular blogger. That did not quite happen, but I did move from wordpress to blogger. So, I guess that is a step in the right direction? :) But now that I’ve changed environments, I’m going to try to become more open on the internet world. As I always say, we’ll see, we’ll see. <3<3<3
I watched Happy this weekend. I recommend it. The film makes you think about a thing called happiness and what it really means. I had to press pause a couple of times because I got emotional, but all in all, you should watch this if you get the chance.
Their successes make the case not for abandoning affirmative action but for continuing it
The core problem of this debate is the difference in thought of race relations in the United States. Affirmative action extends beyond the measures of race, but it has been branded as purely a race thing. Well, folks, it has not even helped with that issue. And it’s so unfortunate that many do not understand the necessity of an affirmative action policy that actually helps minorities of not only ethnicity and race, but of other aspects as well. Colorblindness will not help. Ignoring the past will not help. Pretending that everyone was born with equal footing will not help. We are all born equal, but we weren’t born with equal chances. This is the reality, and it needs to be recognized.
This brings up a host of issues concerning race and inferiority. No matter how I look at it, I cannot see anything right in their intimate relationship. One thing that quickly came to mind was the notion of exoticism of “the other,” and how that can change the dynamics of the relationship.
If this woman really loves her husband as she says she does, and if this man loves her as she says she does, then I hope they are able to address this and become an even stronger couple. But yo, she can’t go on like this.