I realized after my last melodramatic post that I didn’t really state what my goals were for this blog. Perhaps I can be considered a bit melodramatic. I’ll call it passionate.
I’m inspired by so many other bloggers who teach us how to live more holistically, sustainably, frugally, and although I may have something inside of me somewhere that I could teach you, that is not my goal (if you write such a blog, be very confident that I read it word for word and I’m thrilled every day to find my subscription feeder clogged with such a wide array of knowledge). I know my blog will develop its own personality over time, so I find defining it prematurely would be a bit zealous.
As I stated in my previous post, I really am sick over what our society has become. I want it to change, and I want this blog to be the next phase of my personal change. After spending countless hours perusing the blogs of such incredible people and their efforts to create a lasting legacy in their families and communities, and having created such incredible friendships with like-minded people, I’m near easily convinced that our society isn’t in trouble after all – I mean – how can there be so many great people making a positive difference, and yet our society still be in such dismay? I think we’re on our way out, we just need to become the majority; the task is slow, yet we’re steadily persevering toward our goal. We refuse to let lobbyists, politicians, and the man run our lives. In numbers, THEY are the minority. Why do we do what the media tells us? The media is their weapon, fired incessantly upon us, yet we sit in apathy and forget the most simple escape – turning them off. We do not need them telling us how to think, where to spend money, how to raise our children. We refuse to be branded by their insatiable greed, and will no longer hide under the cloak of ignorance and passivity upon which they fearfully rely.
Please do not let this confuse you. I am not of the mindset that we should forsake all the incredible things that our society has. We have made remarkable advances in arenas such as medicine, nutrition, technology and industry. We have progressed in fashion, style and education. I believe our shortcomings are sometimes merely part of our learning curve. Let’s embrace the positive and continue progressing past the negative. The way I see it, the more positivity there is, the less room for negativity remains.
So broadly, I will say that my goals are these:
| learn with abandon |
and definitely without pretense
| positively impact all of my surroundings |
as Mom taught me, always leave things better than how you found them
| explore ideas |
even those that may rebut our current social acceptances
| choose awareness |
without pretense, never fighting a battle ignorantly
Aesthetics 03 Print by Jerod Gibson, via society6.com, with text overlay.