Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Love or Respect?

In a recent poll, research showed that when a group of people were asked whether they would rather be loved or respected, the general results came back that many of the men would rather be respected while many of the women would rather be loved.

Now I know there's that whole "without respect there can never be love" bit, and the "if you love someone you do respect them", but suppose you could only have one or the other. Which would you choose?

I think women choose love because we always have these need to feel wanted by someone. We want to know that we matter and that someone considers us important enough to care. Many women in relationships end up taking the backseat and letting the man control many things anyway, so I don't think it would be as hard for them to give up respect as it would be for a man. As a result many women get pushed around just so another person will "love" them.

Men always need to feel dominant, or at least that's how I perceive it. They crave authority and power, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. They just end up being too stubborn to give in on most things because they always have to be right. (I too am definitely guilty of this.) The problem always comes when they decide to abuse the power, or never share the power on occasion.

So, as my question of the day, which would you rather have, if only given the chance to have one or the other? Love or respect?

Monday, September 29, 2008

I Don't Understand

I don't understand the problem that the world has with the gay community. I personally see nothing wrong with it, and it baffles me that some people oppose it so strongly.

The reason this came up is because I was out on a walk tonight and I bumped into some family friends. We started talking and of course the regular topic of school came up. Their son, who is my age, goes to a local career center, and another student from our school who also goes there, and happens to be gay, was mentioned. Upon hearing his name, the one person begins his complaining on "Oh that over the top gay guy. What's he going for, cosmetology? I can't believe he thinks he's gay." Now, this guy he is talking about happens to be a friend of mine, but I'm not complaining about it just because of that. I just don't understand why everyone finds it so offensive. None of them try to convert the rest of society into being gay. They don't cause any problems. They just wish to live their lives as they want to, and I don't see anything wrong with that.

Some people may argue a religious stand point and say that God never intended it to be that way. Well, God is supposed to be forgiving of your sin's, if you could even call it that, so once again, why is it so bad? If you ask me, there are worse things a person could do than be gay.

Another popular topic is the "Don't ask, Don't tell". Another thing that I disagree with. They want them to fight, but fight for what? Rights that they don't have? Ugh.

Thoughts and opinions? Send some comments.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Always Change My Mind

Okay, I know I said I was not going to go on and on about my thoughts, blurting out everything about me like you are a therapist, and ultimately making you a shoulder to cry on. But, I said I wouldn't do that on my other blog. Which is why I now made a new one.

This one shall contain everything I consider blog-worthy( which most of you probably won't agree with me), and most likely mainly consist of me babbling. Of course, I still plan on keeping up on my other blog, I've just been really busy and haven't had time to read much, though I did find what book I'm going to be blogging about.

So stay tuned, and subscribe!