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Some things just do not make sense.

So today first off is my birthday, just want to get that out of the way because chances are if I saw you today I probably told you straight up its my birthday because I'm annoying like that. If you came up to me and said happy birthday, well you avoided me being annoying today.

Anyway, things do not make sense. Small example is the weather. Why in the world, is it super cold in the mornings here in indy and by noon I am sweating like no tomorrow? Why do people look for conflict and refuse to see from other peoples perspectives about things that bug the other person.

Now I know, nobody is perfect and that a lot of the time people are close minded until they are almost 'forced' to view things from a different perspective. I also know that at least for right now, I am on the outside looking in on this particular example but not necessarily from any other example.

And this is purely my opinion of things (duh my blog). I am a very trusting and caring person. I make every effort to be friends or take care of people who are my friends or friends of my friends. I try to keep a fairly open mind about people and think of the current situation from their perspective. And if I do not do that, well i do my best to ask questions and assume that the other person is hurt/hurting and that I need to make time to be able to understand issues that may be going on. Yes this is in a way, My utopian society. Only in terms of the song 'why can't we be friends?' (I do not know if thats the actual song title and i honestly do not care, it's my birthday cut me some slack.)  So pretty much in my mind, people should be less oft to hate or dislike someone purely on the words of others. You know the he said/she said kind of stuff that goes on in the cliques of high school (and apparently college as well).

Anyway, in my intro to religion class we just finished talking about buddhism and hinduism. I have learned so much about different cultures and people who come from different backgrounds as me and it has really made me think about what makes people different. Yes, someone who has grown up muslim and wears a hijab is very different than me in many ways, however what is that to say that I am better or she is better. The idea of conversion and trying to spread the word in the idea of converting people to the "right" or "one true religion is something that I do not fully understand. Do not misunderstand me though, I am a believer in Christ and that he died for our sins so that we may have eternal life. I have never doubted that fact in my life. However if someone has grown up worshiping a totally different religion and been influenced by a culture completely different to the one I grew up in. How can I say that, that person is worshipping the 'wrong' religion. I believe what I believe and they believe what they believe. The whole part of Faith is to believe that what you are worshipping is true or good. If someone has faith that something different than my faith is true. I should not argue with them, I feel that a conversation rather than a debate would be much better.

Besides there are some things, like from Buddhism especially, that a lot of people do without knowing it really stems from a different religion. For me, I enjoy meditation or sort of spending time in my room, just sitting on the floor or on a chair and not doing anything. Now a lot of people would probably say that its not directly related, or that because I do the meditation does not mean I am practicing Buddhism, which i am not saying at all. I am only saying that our culture is so intertwined that many things that seem 'normal' or that doesn't seem to necessarily have a religious background, probably does. (Another example of this is Yoga). Obviously I could spend way more time trying to find other examples but I am sure John Green has a video on Mental Floss or Vlogbrothers or something (DFTBA).

I guess in closing, A lot of things don't make sense. For me its people and some parts of our culture. For you, the reader is may be how I can think the things I do. Obviously, this is all my opinion, in no way am I stating this as fact or the like. I appreciate you all for reading this and As my education professor Dr. Baker says, smile at someone today and make their day.

Don't Forget to be Awesome.


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