1) What do I care about?
This is a difficult question to answer candidly. It’s difficult because the first answer that comes to mind is something along the lines of “I don’t really care about anything.” But when I say that, I mean it in mostly a political sense. Once, in high school, two girls wrote poems to a bunch of other classmates. Each poem included something mean/critical about the recipient, and what was wrong with her. (That she was mean, or dumb, or a backstabber). But when it came to me-my “insult” was that I never chose a side. I’ve never really seen that as a fault, though. To me, everything is undefined and arguable. So when it comes to politics or caring about some thing or some cause, I find it difficult to take a stand for anything. The popular and overused quote-you know it-“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything” is an awful saying. (See, this is where I begin to care…about not caring). But if you don’t stand for something, then you are sitting, and that’s as peaceful of a protest as you can get.
I will tell you what I really care about, and you will think horribly of me. I care about my guinea pig, imac, ipad, nails, how i look, how i feel, depression, anxiety, hail in wainanalo, sexuality, human impulses, why people don’t smile back, why people always seem so bored, why so many people aren’t nice, driving with your headlights on, strangers, speling you’re correctly and other grammar atrocities, alaska, languages, money, scholarships, my feet, my comfortable bed, cleaning my closet. I think what bothers me most is how we can be surrounded by people, but no one really talks to each other.
2) Do I want social change?
I think social change is huge and it still hasn’t happened in the scale that it needs to. i know that my list of what i care about might have the reader thinking that i am a shallow and superficial being, and in a lot of ways, I really am. i think that there is so much hate in this world. all of the world’s problems stem from hate or fear. if you hate, you judge, so get rid of it. people need to learn to stop hating everything. there are so many names for hate: racism, homophobia, murder, pollution, and the list is one everybody knows. of course i want social change. it’s up to every individual to just be…nicer.
3) How can I start or prevent it?
Acceptance and non-judging of other people is a good start. Speaking up and defending helpless victims of violence is a start. You know the law of attraction by now, who doesn’t? whatever a person focuses on will become their life. my own attempt to draw people’s attention towards the positive is my twitter account: wisdomquotes. I try to add inspirational quotes all the time ..and if you have any, feel free to send them to me
4) Are these people smarter than me?
Yes. I think that so many people are smarter than i am. i am not highly skilled in reading comprehension. i make a lot of mistakes. i don’t go out a lot. but there is that theory about multiple types of intelligence. So those people in the documentary are probably a lot smarter than me at what they are doing, and that is fine with me.
5) How are these people different from me?
Those people are focused and highly motivated. They also seem a lot more confident than I am.
Two of my own questions:
6) What is your favorite quote? If you don’t have one, here is a good place to start: wisdomquotes.com
7) If you could have everyone instantly realize just one thing, what would it be?