Saturday, February 19, 2011

Let's Talk About: Free Will

I'd thank you for reading this blog. If you wouldn't have done so anyways.

"But I wanted to look at this blog."

Yeah but why? Thousands of tiny external forces are influencing your decision, your brain processing them all. If that's the case does free will truly exist?

If we classify free will as "The ability to have done otherwise in the same circumstances" is that true? Could you just have easily not clicked the link to this page if everything were exactly the same? How can you be sure your "decisions" aren't just the result of thousands upon thousands of external forces putting in their two cents as to what you should do?

Does this make me happy?

Will this waste my time?

Is this interesting?

Simple questions like that can be external sources, a way of processing what you want. So do you really decide what you want to do? Or does your mind just do it for you? Can something as ambiguous as force of will or whatever "spiritual spark" you believe in really enough to overthrow the streamlined thinking process of the human brain?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Let's Talk About: Sexism

Let's talk about sexism.

Why do girls seem to cling to this female culture despite desiring to rise above it. I don't see a future scientist or professional business woman when girls walk around with make up and short skirts. Why do they do it?

I had an Economics class yesterday. Day after day this girl would sit a few rows behind me and talk about how she was going to drop out and have her boyfriend who's about ten years older than her take care of her as she resigns herself to a home maker. Is this the standard today's girls set for themselves? Men and women should have the same standards in my opinion.

The most important thing in a teenage girl's life.
If women want to "get by" as home makers why can't men? That's abusing the unique situation your stereotype that you resist so much gives you. Until men can be socially acceptable home makers why should women be allowed to? It'd be better just to weed this girls out at an earlier age, an entire program devoted to marrying off  pretty girls that don't plan on going to college to rich men so they can jump straight from getting their G.E.D or dropping out (at the age of 18 or older of course) and straight into living out of their pocketbooks.

Hell, a whole curriculum should be devoted to these worthless drains on society. Why do they need Algebra II when they'd be better of in "Hairstyling 101"? It's sad that this is the standard some women set for themselves. I'm not making general statements about women. There are women I genuinely respect as colleagues and equals. It's these women who insist on degrading themselves to fit in with this "culture". Pick up a pen, not a tube of lipstick. Read a book (except for Twilight) not "Seventeen Magazine" that aren't worth the matter they're composed of.