Friday, March 6, 2009

We are ALL idiots

Now, before you get offended by that title, let me explain a little. We, as a human race, are idiots. All of us. No matter who you are-- you are or have been an idiot. I am not ashamed to say that I have been and still am an idiot. Especially when the opposite sex is involved. Why are people such idiots for each other???

Need more? Let me continue. I just finished watching He's Not That Into You and have just begun reading the book. I also was forwarded an article written by Orson Scott Card (www.mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/orson_scott_card/?id=6249). Go and read it, and come back... or better yet, read the comments people have left him, and come back to finish this. Or not, I don't really care right now. The fact of the matter is this: We are all idiots, and the reason is: that we are the products of an idiotic society.

The world today is a moral sewage bucket, and as a member of the church, it's hard to keep your morals in line with the gospel. Especially when there are guys out there (and girls for you guy readers) that think if you are interested that you will 'put out' and if you aren't you won't. Who said that sex HAD to happen to make sparks fly??? Something that rang true to me in the movie, is that:

"People don't meet organically anymore." <--- TRUE STATEMENT!!!!

What are we supposed to do? I have never been a good player of the 'game.' I want straight up honesty and I have yet to find the man that will give that to me. Why can't I walk into a social scene, meet a guy, and have a meaningful relationship? Why do I have to pretend that I'm not interested, or pretend I am? What happened to the honesty in the world? This doesn't only apply to romantic relationships either. As friends, we lie to each other all the time! What do you want to eat? Does my hair look good? Do you think I need to lose weight? Do you think he likes me? All these questions and more call for answers that are usually lies. Why can't you just SAY what needs to be said? Why do all of us live in these web of lies???

Let me give you some advice. If you don't want to be an idiot, Then stop being one. Be truthful with one another. BUT also remember to be kind. Feelings and emotions are real things and they can be hurt. If you think your friend is going after a guy that doesn't like her, don't delude her into thinking he does. It will save her a lot of time and heartache.

GUYS: STOP LYING TO THE GIRLS AROUND YOU! You aren't doing anyone any favors by 'Letting her down easy.' Tell her the truth. Stop being a coward. When you tell her that you aren't interested, PLEASE LEAVE HER ALONE!!! I hate it when a guy breaks up with me or tells me he isn't interested, but THEN still hangs around, and strings me along because he's lonely, or wants someone to 'talk to.' Thanks for thinking I'm a great listener, but LEAVE ME ALONE!!!

Lastly, let's start respecting each other. What happened to the days when you held a door open for someone, or lent them your umbrella? Where are the 'common courtesies' that have seemed to fall between the cracks? Lets show a little respect and compassion for each other. Then maybe the world can start being the place we all want it to be.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

La Officina

Hey everyone!!! I wanted to post pictures of my office... which is where I do a lot of my blogging... and everything else! :)



So yeah. That's about it right now. I'm thinking about moving sometime in a year or so. We'll see how that works out. Oh, and I'm going to our second 'girls night out' tonight. Apparently we (meaning me, my roommate and her sisters, their friends, and my friends) are supposed to do it every month. :) I'm really glad to get out with my roommate. I feel like I am the worst roommate ever. I'm never home, EVER... huh. Laters...