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May. 28th, 2010 | 10:50 pm

Lately I have felt so uninspired to write about myself. I guess I just feel like my personal life is so, unimportant?

At any rate. The semester is almost over, and I am looking forward to the break! My philosophy class turned out to be my favorite. It really challenged a lot of my beliefs. The class was split between two teachers, who are very different. I found myself upset when I realized that the teacher I really liked was a very right wing republican. I guess I just assumed I would never have anything in common with a person like that. However, the bottom line is he had some beliefs I very much agreed with. For instance, his view on moral relativism. Moral relativism (In case you're not familiar with it.) is the belief that the notion of moral right and wrong is impossible to define. Depending on where you live, and the culture you are a part of, your definition of right and wrong differs, making judgment null. At first, this philosophy is appealing. But all the while he's lecturing I can't help but think, "There are moral right and wrong's". For instance, slavery, female genital mutilation, oppression, etc. Now, according to a relativist, one cannot pass judgment, and I just don't buy it. Later in his lectures he revealed he didn't personally agree with the relativists point of view. There it was. I agreed with a right wing republican. Kind of humbling.

The new eating program has worked well for me. I lost about 20 pounds. I didn't realize until I started losing the weight how unhealthy I was. I have felt uncomfortable and unattractive for a long time. I am starting to feel good about myself. Sometimes I feel like I am getting a little too happy with the weight loss. But the bottom line is I am healthier, and that is a good thing.

At the end of June I am heading to Ann Arbor for at least two weeks! I am so excited. My mother is organizing this social forum which will lead discussions on capitalism, health care, immigration, and much more. I am going to help her out with that, and just enjoy myself. I can't wait to walk through downtown, eat at Earthen Jar, see my friends, and hang out with my family.

I think that is about all the semi-interesting stuff going on with me. I hope whoever still reads this is doing very well.
xoxo

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