There was an awesome conversation last night in my house. Maybe Monday night discussions will be our new Monday house theme. The discussion lasted for a very long time, and even though I had to stay up until 2 in the morning to finish my paper for the next day, it was well worth it. We talked about beliefs changing your life. There are a lot of things people say they believe, but their life is no different. Even though most beliefs require some sort of response if the person truly believes it. It was a thorough dialogue on our own lives and how we claim to believe certain things but do not act on them. How can we stand by and watch people starve in other countries while we live comfortably in our house with abundant food while watching our 45” flat screen TV, yet we still claim to have love for humanity. Certain things require a response.
As I blog more and more, I feel I am getting more sentimental. I feel there is a need for sentiment more than there is for casual lifestyles. Often in my life I get a little out of hand with living too casually: Joking too much, not knowing how to respond to someone’s pain, or even avoiding situations that I know will make me guilty. I do not think it is wrong to have fun and enjoy oneself, but I certainly think it is wrong to do it at the expense of humanity, in any quantity. Yes, people may not be dying from living a casual life, but there is something to be said about living decently while someone else cannot even survive. Overall, I think I am going to start trying to be less casual, and a little more serious.
I think being too serious can get you into problems though. This is one thing I definitely don’t have a problem with, quite the contrary. Either way, I think it is worth addressing. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people are too serious or are stuck up. There are definitely two sides to the spectrum, but I think it bothers me more when people are stuck up, because they make people who are not serious feel awful by means of aiming poor attitudes at those people. It is a difficult balance. For me, I lean more towards being too relaxed – which I like, because I do not get frustrated easily. At the same time, it is good to learn how to be sensitive to help those in need of someone who is sensitive and understanding.