To me, the most important thing in life is acceptance of others. I love learning about other cultures, differing viewpoints, and sharing empathy with another human being. Of course, there are times when I do not agree with others' opinions. Part of my passion about being accepting is respecting other people's views. I can understand without agreeing. Life would be boring and pointless if we all had the same experiences, thoughts, and perspectives. (:
I am a stubborn and argumentative person. I believe that two people can have a heated debate about controversial topics and still be intelligent and respectful. I do not shy away from such arguments if it's something I'm passionate about. (Two things I am passionate about are LGBTQ rights and immigration. Basically anything that has to do with equality and acceptance of human beings could be added to this list.)
Sometimes I get angry about others' opinions. Sometimes I get sad. But I understand that being passionate about things is a beautiful part of life, and it fulfills me.
Love yourself, love others.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I think I might start a blog. Because, you know, I have so many brilliant insights, and I love hearing myself talk. (And, for those of you who do not know, I am often sarcastic.) The idea of a blog is interesting. It is different than a diary; I feel like diaries are for writing feelings and events, but not so much ideas. I am looking forward to having a place to write down my thoughts about different aspects of life (for those of you who know me, you know I think a lot, and probably analyze too much). I may have different thoughts than you do, and I may express my thoughts differently than you. But I hope reading this will encourage you to open your eyes and mind to different ideas. Even if you don't agree with me, I hope you can at least understand me. And moreso, I hope that my eyes and mind will be opened via your feedback, and even the practice of writing my thoughts. Well, who knows how long this will last, but here we go.