Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thoughts on Intentions and Beliefs

"A satirist is someone who has a very skeptical view human nature,
but who still has some optimism to make some sort of joke out of it.
However brutal that joke may be." Stanley Kubrick 
As of late, I've been pondering on my intentions and beliefs in terms of what I have been doing with my life the last few years or so. Things are always moving at such a fast pace, that it's only around the holidays, when the world sort of slows down by default, that I get the opportunity to ponder things through and make some sense of things. With Christmas around the corner and everyone spending time with their families, I'm left with a space to reflect on whether or not I think the intentions and beliefs I have, or lack there of, are helping me as an individual. 

It's only natural that I see things differently than when I first started doing activism and social justice work. But now more than ever, I think back on how I was moving forward little by little doing anything and everything I could, to now not wanting to do anything but be left alone so I can drink a beer in peace and ride my bike. And that's putting it lightly. My intentions and beliefs have made a 180 degree turn since when I first got involved with activism. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Random Thoughts

Been a minute since I've had the chance to slow down and reflect on things here. Between starting a new job, finishing the school semester and winding down the year, things keep on moving forward, and I wouldn't want them any other way. I enjoy being busy much more than having nothing to do and dwell on things that are not worth my time anymore.

That being said, I'm liking how this year is ending. All the growth I've done personally and with others has lead to new ideas that will be flushed out in the year to come. If I had to sum up this year, I think that's the word I would use, growth. While some areas still need more work than others, I'm starting to find balance that once escaped me and joys that I have over looked.

I still may not be where I want to be, but at least I'm not where I use to be. And to be frank, I still don't know where I want to be or go. There's alotta things up in the air and how they turn will determine what paths I have the option of following. That being said, I truly am grateful for the friends that I have supporting me and helping me grow as a person. Hopefully things stay busy around here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Public Enemy - Icebreaker

Without a doubt, the impact Public Enemy has had as a musical/political group has influenced me immensely. They broke it down like no one else could and to this day, they continue to bring awareness to issues through their music. Their latest song, 'Icebreaker' talks about immigration and deportations here in the US. You gotta check it out.