Monday, May 11, 2009

Blogs are a waste of time

I really wanted to do this one next week, but the feeling in so strong, I can't help but write it now. Blogs are a waste of time. What purpose do they serve? To hear about someones life? Honestly, who cares?

Don't get me wrong, I like to her about people's life, and hard times that they made it through that my serve as a example for me going through the same thing. But most blogs aren't, they are just way to get out your opinion. "I like dogs. I got a belly ache last weekend." Who fricken cares? I get about as must out of that as talking to my bedroom wall.

Blogs are only useful if the writer does research, and posts his/her findings so that it's easier for someone else to find. Other than that, you're just promoting stupidity. By the time that I will have finished this pointless blog, I could have gone to at least the different three different businesses, picked up an application, filled them out, and had enough time for some idle chit chat to show i'm good with people. Or, I could have done an 45min worth of research one what ever I want. You could have spent an hour with your kids. All of these you're finding out something new that may help your life in some way. In other words, you're moving on with your life. You will be helping society as a whole by being productive. Blogs about random crap about your self that serve no purpose DON'T!

I have a quick question to ask to anyone who's life revolves around blogging. Is it so hard to get friends or a fan club in real life, that you have to have a ton of cyber friends? I mean come one people, to be useful in "the real world," you have to be able to talk to people. Sure, some people will find a job where you can go to a job meeting and say, "LOL OMG I tld a guy BRB TTYL an he was lik ... LOL OMG that SPOS SOB is so ROFL stupid LOL" but most will not.

So please, if you are asking anyone to write blogs, make them have to write about something useful. Whether you become or are a teacher, a boss, manager, janitor that makes people blog. Make it worth their time. Make it worth societies time. And if there is anyone out there that don't have a job and want one, wanting a better job, and yet you have enough time to blog and read other blogs, I should have the right to walk over to you and kick you in the face. Life sucks move on. Better your life. Find a productive outlet for you social neediness.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Politically Correctness

PC (or politically correct(ness)) is a good thing, but the way people want us to us it is wrong. Okay, I take that back, it's not necessary wrong, but it's just a way to bog down progress and (even though it may not seem like it) promotes separation. To prove this, I will give you an example of one of the many referrals (they're bad) I received in high school.

This story takes place in my Economics/Government class. It was just after Barack Obama was elected president. The class walks in and sits down, and the teacher tells us "today is a historic event. Today the United States has its first African-American president." Of course, i'm the student that was known for making sure the teachers knew what they were talking about and challenge them in a positive way. So I raised my hand and asked "shouldn't he just be called an "American"? After all American is supposed to be blind to race." Well, this must have been a racist comment so I was thrown out. When he came out to "tell me who's boss" (which never worked) he asked why I was against calling Barack a African-American. I told him I didn't call myself a European-American, I'm proud to be an American so I say i'm an American. The president of the United States HAS to be an American. Barack was supposedly born in American, so he's an "American." I said he should be proud to be an American and not separate himself from the rest of us.

There was some more stuff said about how I come to school to learn from you, the teacher. If my view is so wrong, teach me, tell me how it's wrong because this is how Americans want to believe. He told me he didn't teach racist things, and I got sent down to talk (again) to the AP/Principle. My counselor came down to listen to me give my speech in the AP's room. They both said I was totally right, and should write in the paper (but I don't like writing so I declined).

So, by being politically correct, my teacher was promoting a separation of race.

Politically correctness slows down progress. Just think of the amount of times you had to wait to say a simple thing as, "hey kid, get to work" because you don't know how they're gonna take that. Then, there are some things that white people can't say (again going back to the separation idea). It's seems only to be white people that are limited because we're the majority (that may not be politically correct). One, that's limiting our freedom of speech of regular words like "boy", "colored" (as an example) when any Black/colored-whatever they preferred to be called- people are in the room. Instead we have to put in words like "as an example" or "I don't mean this but..." or any other way of making our already innocent selves innocent. It's stupid! I can understand not offending people on purpose because that's just wrong. But people need to grow a pair and stop being such whiny sewing babies. California has one of the highest lawsuit rates. Why? FOR DUMB REASONS. "Oops I'm stupid; I spilled coffee on myself. I feel like suing frickin McDonalds for making frickin coffee too hot! STUPID! Get a life.

All this politically correctness has a place. But it needs to have limits for Pete's sake. Anything anyone says could be politically incorrect if I took it a different way. Ugh... So... my solution is: Grow a pair, and realize life sucks, and that's just the way it is. Period.