So I am writing my Friday blog now. This one might be a long one because I have crap to do tomorrow and I am heading up the hill to go camping for about a week and a half. Yep I am gonna go hide in the hills while the idiots light off fireworks and make drunken fools of themselves to celebrate something they don't understand. Most people do not grasp the concept of what they have in America. Most people do not have a clue as to what makes this country great.
People on both sides of the picture think that their ideas are the best, and are not willing to tolerate the ideals of others. To those on the right they want to bring the church into schools and dictate their beliefs as the correct ones. Another group did that, they are called the Taliban. The left wants to give everybody a level playing field and give everyone the basics of live free. So if they don't want to work they don't have too, and if they do want to work they can carry those that don't want to. That worked out great for the U.S.S.R.
Either way that is not a fight that is going to be one easy, or every I think. The reason being most people can't see past themselves except to look down on others. They spend more time tearing down what others do that is not like them, that they can not see the strength of diversity. They spend so much time trying to make the world fit into a rose colored concept they heard on what ever radio or tv show they watched, that they are blind to what the world is really like.
Utopia is a great concept, a boring concept, but great none the less. It will never work though because its against human nature. We are all different. Sure we have the same basic premise of biology, and maybe we have a twin walking around some where, but we are all different. Fingerprints, organ size, hair color, skin tone, neron pathways, and the physical list could go on and on. The point is we are all different in body, mind and soul.
So the only real way to fix things I think is to start where you can exact change. You start with yourself. You end with yourself, because at the end of the day that is all you can really effect change on. You can teach and suggest all you want, but the only way a person will take it on board is if they choose to on their own. The same goes for you. Only you can accept change. Only you can choose to learn something. Only you decide what persuasion can work on you.
That being said you need to become your role model. You need to strive to live the life you want to live. It is up to you to convince yourself that living up to your expectations is what you want to do. Is is you and only you that can make the changes in you that you would like to see in others. It is up to you to know that you do not need to convert the masses to validate your beliefs, religious or political.
So if you really want to celebrate your Independence, do so by looking in the mirror. Use that independence to stand on your own. Use it to fall on your own. Use it to shape you into the you that you would respect. Be all they you want to be and hope that maybe somebody will follow your example. Be your own role model and hope that is enough to be that for some other person too. Kids or no kids, strive to be the perfect parent, for you and your tribe. Do it all inside, and the people will see what you see in the mirror.