I am not super into Holidays. But it was Thanksgiving yesterday, so I thought I would give a little thanks to the people who raised me. Thanks Ma and Pa! I am one of the lucky ones, I have sweet, supportive parents, I am not blind to the privilege that gives me in life.
Parents aren’t perfect, they do the best they can with what they are given. Do I believe that some people should never pro create? Yes, yes I do. But let’s try to not hold that against everyone. I think we learn as much from our parents failures as we do from what they’ve done right by us. Think about it, you have a lazy parent you could either be lazy too OR you could work your ass off to never be that lazy. Maybe your parents had a bad break up and you lived in a broken home. You may make sure you have the perfect relationship before you get married OR you might never marry because of it OR if you do end up in a relationship that doesn’t work out, maybe you handle the split better than your parents did.
There are a million factors that make us who we are, let’s not begrudge the ones who raised us because they are not perfect, neither are we. I understand as much as anyone that this point could be argued with me and I may even argue with myself, however, once we are adults we’re in control of us. Kids are the ones who have it rough, they can’t help themselves nor have any control over how they are being raised. Yes, this can have a negative effect on how a youth grows up. Once you are old enough to work and care for yourself you make the choices about what type of person you want to be.If you had shitty parents, make better choices than they did, be a better person. If you had everything handed to you (which I am considering a flaw), then make sure you remember to not be an asshole to the people who have to work their asses of to get what they have. Everyone struggles with the limitations set on them by their parents and I would like to remind you that you do not have to live your life within those boundaries. Reach for the stars homie, reach for those bright shiny stars and be the best of yourself. Regardless of your worthless parents.
That’s just my opinion.
lack of knowledge or information.
“he acted in ignorance of basic procedures”
incomprehension of, unawareness of, unconsciousness of,unfamiliarity with, inexperience with, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about;
informal cluelessness about
“a statement that shows a complete ignorance of the regulations”
lack of knowledge, lack of education, unenlightenment, illiteracy;
lack of intelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy
“both ignorance and poverty contribute to the growing problem of forced child labor”
antonyms: understanding, familiarity, knowledge, education
Where does ignorance come from? It’s not always an individual’s fault that that they are ignorant. Is it ignorance if you don’t know you are ignorant about something?
When does ignorance become a problem you ask?
It becomes a problem when an individual or a group of people are fighting passionately for something they don’t know all the facts about.
Social media today causes people to not read up on events going on in the world. Why read a whole article on a current event when you can read 70 facebook statuses on it? Or tweets, because whoever is tweeting about an event has to know the answers, right? People put too much faith in the social media. Don’t accept another person’s opinion just because you are too lazy to come up with your own.
Read a book, play outside, enjoy life a little. Learn from your community and the people around you. Grow, change, teach each other, live, laugh, cry, fight for something, be yourself, don’t apologize so much, work less, play more, love more, hate less, be fearless, try. Try anything. Give more and expect less. Expect less. Entitlement is over rated and deserves a punch in the face. Thinking someone else will do it is the best way to get nothing done.
Ignorance comes from a closed mind. Ignorance is taught and accepted. Ignorance is believing you have the answers and there is nothing else out there but what you know.
Why are people so afraid to be challenged? Even more so, why are they afraid to fight?
It’s never too late to start learning. It’s never too late to grow. It’s never too late to be a better you. Don’t be fooled, being a better you is not just for the sake of you…it’s also for the sake of anyone who may cross your path.
That’s just my opinion.
-The Street Sage