Selective Sharing

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If we sat down and had an hour conversation and I repeated 6 words to sum up what was said, do you think someone would really grasp the depth and context of the conversation if they weren’t present to hear any part of it? It frustrates me that this is how we share information today. Not only is it misleading but if someone does not understand the context of the conversation as a whole, those 6 words could manipulate someone into believing something that is just not true. I do not understand how people can be so irresponsible when it comes to getting information right. It leaves us in a constant state of confusion and then we argue and fight over something that isn’t even accurate or true. It’s time to wake up and be more accountable. We have to stop listening to parts if we want to understand the whole. Stop spreading someone else’s misinterpretation and manipulating take on the things that matter and do enough research to get it right for all of us. We cannot trust or share everything we hear. That keeps us is a constant state of confrontation and does not allow for a single solution. Sometimes we are all on the same page but the words have become twisted in a way we can’t even see it. Please be more accountable when you share. Don’t fall into the trap of sharing the one thing that will cause an uproar while leaving out the other 5 things that would get us all on the same page. It’s dishonest and unfair. Be better.

You’re Punished

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I feel really bad for my daughter tonight. She is learning the very hard lesson that when people are spiteful, they will find a way to punish you. 

Long story short, she was supposed to go to the fair with friends tomorrow. They got together and purchased the tickets a few days ago but they just assumed she would drive. Those girls know me well enough to know I would not let her drive that far with so many kids in the car. So, one girl finally agreed to drive but now my poor girl has lost her spot in the car and has been replaced by two boys. What’s worse is they are making it very difficult for her to even get her ticket from the girl who is holding them.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t just happen with teenagers. Adults use their anger to manipulate others as well. It gives them the control to be the puppet master while they are jangling around your puppet strings. 

I really hate watching her go through all these tough lessons. The saddest part of all is, we can choose to be kind or we can choose to be cruel. It’s sad to think so many choose cruel. When will we stop hurting people on purpose? When will we have more consideration for people’s feelings and less focus on being one point ahead, as if it’s a game.

Be nice. Be kind and please don’t go out of your way to punish or hurt someone. Be better. Someone has to be.

TV, Leave Our Kids Alone!

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I wasn’t sure if I would see anything on the news about the Glee episode last night. I remember not too long ago, I sat my kids down and we watched the memorial service for those poor children and teachers that died in Sandy Hook. Some people are saying its too soon, others want to keep guns and the terrible tragedy vivid and raw in everyone’s mind. My daughter is 14 and was terrified. She actually came downstairs and asked me to watch it with her. I was interested to see what she would say when the episode had ended. She was angry. She was upset because Glee is her favorite show and she sees enough of all this drama in the news. She doesn’t understand why she has to watch it on tv. She really doesn’t get it. The way media and television teaches through our tvs to manipulate and promote their own purpose. These poor kids are pawns. One gay couple was not enough? We had to bring in more gay characters. I really do not judge people who are gay. However, these kids are young and impressionable and I don’t think they should have every controversial issue shoved down their throats. Even adults are having a tough time with all this rapid change. Leave our kids alone. They are confused enough. They are trapped between this new liberal society and the religious and moral values they’ve grown up with in their homes. Kayleigh often argues every point with me. I believe our kids are being ripped away from us and they are starting to believe their parents are old fashion and stupid. I was horrified as we sat at dinner and she excitedly told me about the cool video she watched in science. Funny, we have to sign a consent form for them to learn sex education, but The Big Bang Theory can be taught without consent? I am not against teaching theories either. Some may argue, that its part of science and we can’t teach religion in schools. Well, maybe if we can’t provide these kids with all possible theories, we should not teach any at all. Does it really matter where the Earth came from? Who gives a crap. Teach these kids respect for themselves and others, enough knowledge so that they can get a part time job and actually be able to make change. Teach it all. And then let these kids decide what sounds true to them as an individual. You can’t give them half the information though. That is pretty misguided and selfish if you ask me! Thank goodness my kids tell me what is going on in school so I can atleast fill in the gaps. If we want to build robots, we should build robots. Stop trying to turn our kids into one. One good lesson my daughter DID learn in school, in between testing they are watching Lincoln in social studies. She asked me a very good question. She told me there was a line in the movie that referenced the President works for the people and not the other way around. She believes it seems like the other way around, at least with President Obama. We may disagree on many things, but sometimes the pieces start to come together on their own.

I have many friends that homeschool. I am starting to understand and respect the whole concept more and more. This picture is a silly little high five for them

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