Saturday, July 04, 2009

This I Believe

Knowledge is power. It's power that should be available to everyone. 

An education should be a right not a privilege. People should fight every day for that right, demand it and use it at every given opportunity. No matter who you are or where you live.

Creativity should be actively encouraged in all of its forms. Stifling creativity, especially in children, should never happen. 

Political correctness is driving people further apart than anything else. Making people too uncomfortable to make jokes, ask questions and to simply interact without having to worry will never ease tensions or create unity. 

Humour is essential to life. If you can't laugh, especially at yourself, life just isn't worth living.

Everyone should watch the sun come up at least once. Likewise, everyone should watch the sun set at least once. Everyone should take the time to watch the clouds float by and to stare up at the stars. Even if it's only once. Preferably while sitting outside, in the country. 

There is a world of difference between being alone and being lonely although both can occur even when you are surrounded by people. 

Intentionally hurting an innocent is a truly unforgivable act.


Robin said...

Right on sista!

ps. One of my favorite things to do is watch the sunrise, I haven't done that in a very long time.

Gwenhwyfar said...

It's one of my favourite things to do if I've been awake all night, which I haven't done in way too long.

Janna said...

How true!
I agree with 99.9% of it.

The .1% comes from stifling kids' creativity... I think if your kid just took a 64-pack of crayons and expressed his "creativity" by drawing junk all over your wallpaper and scribbling in all your precious books, then the kid still deserves a big spanking.
Hopefully it will "stifle" him from ever trying that crap again.

But, other than that, yes! We are harmonious! :)

Gwenhwyfar said...

Stifling creativity and expressing boundaries and rules are two different things in that instance tho.