I’ve been called many things in my life…..some positive, others definitely not. I’ve been called everything from naïve, a dreamer, an idealist to snarky, stuck-up and a bitch for my opinions, beliefs, standards, morals, hopes and thoughts on society, politics and the world. I may be all of these things.
I’m a believer of science, that which can be researched and proven. I’m a believer of evolution of the mind and free-thinking.
I’m a child of the 80’s and a child of small-town Nebraska. I have a love of history and learning about the lives and mistakes of the past to try to learn and grow from them, to move forward and become better, to learn enough to not repeat those travesties from before. I have an everlasting love of music, art, culture, books, writings, lyrics, etc. I’ve been told numerous times that I have an “old soul” or that I should have grown up in the 60’s….I take these as compliments.
I have a strong desire to help others. I do believe that we are all related and connected and that we are, as a society and more, only as strong as our weakest link. The saying “this should never happen to anyone, and that’s why I care” is pretty accurate in my way of thinking about a lot that goes on in our world today. I want to believe in humanity, but I am a skeptic.
I am a firm believer in equality. I want everyone, regardless of race, age, sex, social status, etc., etc., to have the same opportunity for success. Yet, I’m smart enough to know that even if we are all given the same opportunities, there will always be those who repeatedly make bad decisions, who choose “the easy way”, who decide that putting in some effort and hard work to become a better person, improve their life/situation and contribute to society in a positive way just isn’t worth it and that mediocrity or worse is just fine with them. I also know that there will always be those who just believe that they are better or deserve more or feel that they are entitled to certain things in live – that the world owes them something. And these are ways of life and thinking that I will never understand.
I believe deeply in the need for and importance of education, not just in school but in life. There is nothing better that one can do for themselves and their society but to continue to learn, to grow, to each out new things, better ways, etc. for their entire lives. This learning starts in infancy and I feel that the worst thing one can do as a parent is to cheat children out of learning, developing and giving them every single too and assistance possible to become the best they can be. We should never set our children up for failure or hinder them by being lazy parents.
Yes, I have many beliefs and opinions and have only scratched the surface here. My most defining belief/ideal is that I truly want for us to be better. I want to be better. I want our society, country and world to be better. I want us to treat each other better, learn from one another and our differences. I stand for a lot of things and I may be just a dreamer…but there’s nothing else I’d rather be.