As a young person I am pretty fired up about almost everything. I have strong and clear convictions that I live my life by, without them I feel like i would be worthless. As basic as this might sound, I have recently learned that most people don’t have the exact same convictions as I do. Which is fine, everyone come to their own conclusions by their own experiences. But it’s the inconsistencies and that i just can’t understand.
Whenever I cuss around my Mom she reacts like shes just been hit by a bus. She refuses to even listen to what i am saying because it has just been nullified by my choice of language. She does things that just drive me up the wall as well. A few of her favorite shows are The Big Bang Theory, 2 and 1/2 Men, and 2 broke Girls. Now i refuse to be in the same room as a TV that is playing these shows for 2 reasons. 1. They are not at all funny. 2. I refuse to liter my mind with shows that are promote a lifestyle and mindset that absolutely abhor. Shows like these Objectify women, making them only objects for men to put their dick in. As well promote a lack of regard for others. The actions of the characters on these shows are motivated by selfishness. They do not think about how their action will effect anyone but themselves. These among many other things just disgust me. I can not stand poison myself with morals or lack there of in these shows.
How is it that my Mother is completely fine with watching and supporting these shows but will refuse to listen to me, her own son when I say fuck. Tonight it hit me. She disproves of Fuck because she finds it offensive, most people do. As far as the shows go, I realized that she only looks at it for face value. She doesn’t think about the what these shows are promoting because to her its all just something to occupy her mind before she goes to be. She only see these shows on the surface level. I think many Americans are the same way as my Mom. Why is that? because to look beyond the surface you have to think, and you have to know what you believe. In today world it is simple, easy and convenient to just glide through life without realizing what we are being told by the media, the government or the church. Why? because it’s safe on the surface.
When you give a shit, live by your convictions and look beyond the surface level you are force to live up to who you really want to be.