I'm seriously considering becoming a vegetarian. I saw a short video of a mother pig saying goodbye to her babies and the babies were squealing like, "mom what's going on." "Why can't you nestle with you." "Where are you going?" "What's happening?" "Mom don't leave me!" The mother was squealing as well. It really hurt my heart.
As a mother of the human species, it was devastating to watch. You may say it's only a pig. Pigs are more "human like" than we give them credit for. The way we treat animals is inhumane. We know better than this. Maybe someday we'll look back on this and be ashamed at ourselves that we ever ate animals. That we tortured and abused them before we ate them. That we kept them in cramped cages and tore them away from their young just to eat them.
If we eat them we must at least be sensitive enough to ease their suffering. Or maybe as an evolved species ourselves, we can come up with alternatives? Just stop it! I'm not joking. Look at heart disease caused by red meat consumption. We might not feel or see the consequences of our eating animals today or tomorrow, but maybe when we're in our later years our abuse of animals will come back to bite us in the bottom. That's why I'm going to challenge myself and I ask you to join me.
We don't have time to try on a new pair of shoes that we don't know how or if they'll fit. We need to go with the trusty ole' pair of sneakers we have in Joe Biden. The government is tap dancing all over us and the the world. It's making us a laughing stock and has returned us to the days when we were hated by the countries we walked out on and betrayed. The blood of the souls of the departed, murdered and our betrayed, are on those who put career and ambition over our country and our allies.
As much as I adore Elizabeth Warren, we don't have time to fall in love, we need to fall in line. One suggestion I might make is for Biden to commit to being a one term President, then Elizabeth Warren (as Vice President) could take over the reigns in 2024. I also think that Kamala would make a great VP for Biden. Even better, I think that Stacey Abrams would be a great VP as well. Just something for Biden to consider.
Joe Biden had been there done that president. That's what we need. Not an on the job trainee. Either way, we need a president who will turn this country around and put it back on a course of acceptance, kindness, productivity, compromise and progress.
Joe Biden should watch (the film) and be like Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke," in Tuesday nights debate. Don't be like "angry grandpa," being too aggressive. In that case the voters will bail on him.
But due to recent events Biden might want to put a little cranky firmness in it. Biden should be cool but firm. Cool Hand Joe with a bit of outrage. He needs to keep the focus on attacking Trump / Pence. All other Dems need to tread lightly on Biden and attack if you will but it will backfire.
So far I've been able to confine checking my social media feeds to just my computer. I no longer check my Facebook or Twitter feed on my phone and I feel great; therefore, I spend less time focused on them and more time focused on my work and film making. You see, I've been watching videos from Jaron Lanier, who's from Silicon Valley and who points out the negative effects social media can have on one's life. His videos are eye opening. Although he talks about getting rid of Facebook and other social media accounts, I find my current method acceptable for me for now.
In one video Jaron said that we need to compare ourselves to ourselves not others. Social media can be designed for good, but it's engineered for bad. Nobody has a perfect life, and we all want to be accepted and loved. When we scroll down and see how successful or great our friends and followers are doing, we may feel a sense of jealousy or envy if our life basically sucks compared to theirs. We need to stop doing that.
If we follow famous people on Instagram like the Kardashians, we shouldn't try to compare our lives with theirs. It's not real. Most of those photos we see have filters in them to make themselves look glamorous and flawless. It's not real.
I've learned to be transparent in my social media accounts, not to expect people to always like my posts or pics. When I post a video or pics of my film work or give updates, some of my friends might think that it's because I'm showing off, or seeking attention. Some of my friends or followers may be jealous of my success. If they are, then they don't want to let me know it, or they just don't give a rat’s ass. Either way, we need to be confident in our talents, abilities and gifts, because they will make room for us.
Nobody has a perfect life. You are who you are for a reason. Be that. Be you. Don’t be someone else. Don’t live their dreams, live yours. We all have parts of our lives which are good and others that are not so good. We should stay positive as we make our way down the path of (our own) success.