Thursday, September 10, 2009


I used to be really in to the whole politics scene, but then I lost interest in following, because it just seemed pointless. I thought to myself, apart from voting, what was the point of being informed on a daily basis about the goings on of politicians and the games that they play? I'm not in a grass roots organization, passing out literature or trying to influence the minds of voters or anything of the sort. There's no point!

At least that's what I thought.

I've come to realize that being informed about politics not only makes you an informed voter, but also keeps you from jumping on political bandwagons built on misinformation and propaganda. People making claims that they have no proof about or joining movements without regard to knowing what the movement is actually about is how really bad things happen: like the Holocaust, or the Communist "witch hunts" during the middle of the 20th century, or even politicians passing legislation they haven't even read.

Being informed on what the government is doing is my duty as a member of society. If I don't keep an eye on the government, who will? Even if there's just one topic that you follow politically, that should allow you to be fairly knowledgeable about the world of politics, because nearly every political decision makes enough ripples to effect other laws and political groups in some form or fashion. The mere implications of a certain law being passed or a court decision may be enough to make some difference in the area of politics you are involved in. I'm not saying politics needs to consume your life, but what I am saying is that 15 minutes a day and read the headlines. Pick out a couple of articles and read them at lunch or in your down time during the evening. Check out the evening news (regardless of the political swing).

Stay informed. I'll try to as well.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Not always right.

Have you ever stopped to consider that you may not be right? Not just in an argument with someone, but in your everyday actions.

Have you ever considered that you might not be that important?

Just a couple of thoughts before bedtime.