Their are so many little things that give us happiness. I find it interesting how people spend all this time and effort to get things when they could be gaining the same happiness from something that would be insignificant in the eyes of another person. For example, I once went to the dollar tree and purchased a small toy gun with a ball attached to it with a string so when u shot people the ball comes back. For most people that toy would seem like a piece of junk but it manages to provide me with endless pleasure.
An obvious difference between these two terms are their definitions. Pessimistic is defined as tending to see the worst aspect of things or believing that the worst will happen. Realistic is specified as showing a practical idea of what can be expected.
So why are they both used in the same light?
Nowadays, people of all ages have failed to differentiate the meaning of looking at a situation realistically and looking at it negatively.
Not to long ago, the army said they were no longer going to allow those with tattoos to join and those in the army could no longer get tattoos. The very idea of this made me cringe. First of all I believe the social stigma that comes along with having a tattoo is completely unprecedented because for some people tattoos are strictly cultural and for others it is a way to prove their individuality through inking their bodies with a design that is significant to them. So, why then do people assume that those with tattoos are not good people. I believe this is because of the terrible habit that humans posses when one person does something bad we alienate the whole demographic that they belong too. An example of this is how people automatically assume that Muslims, or any person of color for that matter, are terrorists. It is the same thinking that goes into the decision to make tattoos because a few people made mistakes and happened to have tattoos we automatically develop this negative perception of anyone who has a tattoo.
(I am writing this blog from the United States)
Prostitution should be legal. This is just a straight, very reasonable fact. This is not from some weird self motive, but concrete logical thinking. Legalizing prostitution would bring change to the community in ways that we can only imagine.
The most prominent change that it would cause is the levels of STD’s to fall. This might sound counter intuitive, but statistics show otherwise. In Canada, where prostitution is legal, about .2% of the population is infected with HIV and in Germany, where it is also legal, it is .091%. In the United States the percentage of the population infected with HIV is 4.6%.
My partner in crime has made several posts about running, so I feel its appropriate that I add to the discussion. I began running when Amogha, my partner forced me to join the school’s cross country. Before, I actually gave in I made every excuse I could think of like I have no time, I am not fast, I don’t know anyone, or I don’t like running. The reason was for the fear of trying something new.
There is an inference that runners(especially hardcore runners) only see other people as
Fat, lazy people that don’t do anything productive with their lives.
Well, I guess that they do sometimes (I know that I do….), but mostly i see people that could build themselves IF ONLY THEY RAN. My co-blog administrator(?) Tejas when I knew him couple years ago did not run. We went to school together and I kept on trying to convince him to join our schools cross country or track team. He did indeed join the next year and his excuse to me was that we did not know each other that well. He thoroughly enjoys running now (at least I think he does) and we run together whenever the opportunity arises. Continue reading The World Through A Runners Eyes
The way I see it, the world is run by people trying to please someone. Whether it is a student trying to please their parents by achieving exceptional grades or a CEO trying putting on a facade in order to portray his or her company in a pleasing manner. In my opinion, people need to just “chill.” Sometimes you shouldn’t care what other people think.