Friday, June 17, 2011

Everyone’s Entitled to Their Opinion

"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.”
This is a quote from Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco’s CBS interview, which aired on June 7, 2011.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter who it offends. No one is perfect; from President Obama to Lupe Fiasco, to the billions of people on this planet.  However, as in any situation everyone wants someone to blame when things do not go right or as planned. But blaming one single person for the actions and hatred that people of other countries harbor and act upon does not make any sense to me. I am very unclear as to why Lupe thinks President Obama is a terrorist. How can President Obama be responsible for the perception of the United States when certain issues were taking place before he was in office?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle...

When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.