As my Monday blog writings come to a close, it's hard to decide which topics I should speak on to close things out. Especially since I don't really get many suggestions! Good thing for you all, I do have a few previously attempted posts that I have been putting on the back burner for a later date, and I suppose there is no better time to get them out in the open! I'm still not really sure when I will share my last Monday blog. I personally would like to finish by the end of the month, while others have suggested I finish out the year (but that seems too far away). Perhaps somewhere in the middle. Whatever it may be, I'll be sure to let everyone know maybe 3 before the last. I've always been rather fond of counting down from 3! Anywho, I'll try not to slack off (TOO much) due to the senioritis!
So one of the topics that I've been postponing for quite some time is sort of a broad one (I know right, what else is new? I'm the freakin' Queen, Princess, and Joker of broad topics). It has to do with vegans, gay people, abortion, and even fashion sometimes... just to name a few. Now you might be wondering, just WHAT do all of these things have in common? Well, for one, they are all fairly controversial subjects amongst the general public. The thing is, I've always wondered the same thing about each and every issue... why in the heck do people care so gosh darn much what others are doing?? It really does straight up baffle me sometimes. So much time and energy... wasted on worrying about someone else trying to live their own life the way they want, that it consumes the lives that we all are out here trying to live. It all just seems very counterproductive. Being the inquisitive mind that I am, however, I am very curious about the science of why. My curiosity is even sometimes frowned upon, as many wonder why I question the methods and reasonings of such things (instead of simply fighting against them). But I must continue to investigate, if only for the sake of my own sanity.
Now, looking into a few of the previously mentioned debatable subjects, I'm sure we all have our own personal stances. I for one am an avid meat eater. I love a good bloody steak, ice cream, cheese, even a cute little baby cow in the form of a juicy veal chop... delicious! Even though I love animals, I have no personal qualms about eating them. Circle of life! The thing is, a vegan choosing not to eat meat (for whatever reason) will often feel like it's their duty in life to convert everyone on the planet into following suit with their beliefs. If you wanna be vegan, do you, but I don't, so why worry about what I'm eating all the time? I suppose looking at it all objectively, perhaps they want people to stop eating meat to save all the animals? Sure, but that's an uphill battle my friend! It would be nice if more people stopped eating as MUCH meat so the quality will go up and it'll taste better, but vegans just have a way of being so forceful with their views thinking their way is the way everyone else should conform to. Never been a fan of that...
In a heavier sense, sexuality is also a very personal matter that I have no clue for the life of me why everyone else cares so much about! Seriously though, if you are one of those people who feel strongly AGAINST homosexuality, to the point where it affects your own life, please tell me why you're so invested in other peoples sex lives. I'd truly and honestly like to know. Just seems invasive for the most part. Growing up in the smack dab middle of the bible belt, I've met my fair share of bible thumping bumpkins who go around cursing gay people any chance they get. I understand that they might think it's morally wrong, and might even be trying to "help", but at the end of the darn day, if a person just wants to be gay, why not let them? How is it hurting YOU? How is it impacting your lively hood? The same goes for abortion. So much drama concerning the personal choice of a woman to be a mother or not (which is a big decision if you ask me). Why force someone to raise a child they are literally telling you they don't want to raise? Again, if you feel strongly against abortion, let me know why as well. I know everyone has their own story to tell, and I will try my very best not to be presumptuous. It's just a bit incomprehensible how up in arms anyone can get over a body that isn't theirs.
As I try to live my life in a much more peaceful way each and every day, I have to learn to not let what other people do with their lives affect me so much. It really is the key to my tranquility! Imagine how much more time you'd have to focus on yourself and your own goals! I do admit that every once in a while, something that someone else does will indeed get on my last nerves, but I then stop and question myself about why exactly. What is so wrong with letting someone else do what they wanna do? If we think it's wrong in some way, or not the way we would do it, who cares? I will say this though when something DOES interfere with me living my life, that's the only time I'll speak up about it. For example, I HATE cigarette smoke. I do understand that it's a personal choice for some people, and they should be able to do what they want, but when they do it around ME, I'm inhaling basically every puff they do. Navigating through the things that actually affect you as oppose to simply bother you is certainly a learned skill. But if we all take the time to assess the scenario before passing our own personal judgments and beliefs on others, I think we'd learn to get along just a little bit better, ya know? Eh, just something that crosses my mind from time to time. This might be a generalization, but I do think that everyone on this earth just wants to live their life the way they wanna live it. How about you?
P.s. I agree it can get a bit tricky when certain issues that don't directly concern an individual may seem like it will eventually concern society as a whole. For example; gun ownership. People want the right to own a gun (for whatever reason...still beats me), sure. However, the (horrifically more frequent) shootings that stem from gun ownership do indeed hurt us all.
P.p.s. As far as fashion goes, it's a touch more whimsical of a judgment, but I've certainly had people telling me that things I choose to wear, or even hairstyles I've had are "wrong". How?? You don't have to wear it, so why care so much?
P.p.p.s. An even more important question that I'll save for another day; Why does everyone think their way is the right way?