“Think Different” ~Apple

We all have our own curiosities and thoughts about things which works for us. In the early years, we never talked about this “stuff” in school. I got the idea that “it” was a personal thing. But I do appreciate and respect those who think the way they do. As that old Apple advertisement once said, “Think Different”. We all have the power to change the world, even in a small way. And it adds up!

We each have our own point of view. With so many unanswered questions and a deep need to know, exploring my thoughts moves me spiritually. People can learn from others’ differences if they give it a chance. It’s fascinating! Through this sharing, how we perceive the world might become enhanced and we can change for the better. People change and that’s okay.

So, what is  “it” that we never talked about in school?

Religion.

There are laws against talking about such things in public schools here in the United States. And then there are political ideologies that are just as controversial.

We can’t all think alike. Can’t we get passed our differences? This is the 21st century! “Think Different”. Yes. And it’s okay. We all dare to think different. Why don’t we embrace that? If we open ourselves to others’ thinking, can we not learn a thing or two? Or we can limit our religious discussions with like-minded folks. It’s up to us.

As a child, I had a Mormon friend who used to teach me about religion. My mother would say that was wrong. Then I’d go back and talk to my friend. And once again my mother would correct her. There are many philosophies and ideologies. To say someone is wrong is closing a door to another’s way of thinking. Can’t we be trusted to think for ourselves and make up our own minds?

What do you think? Should religion be considered a personal thing? Is it government’s place to be talking about God and prayer? Should the Republicans and Democrats be “segregated”? Hell, why not get them separate restrooms! I’m sure each party thinks their shit don’t stink.

Oops, I said some bad words. Sorry. But hey, let’s get to something important. As Steve Jobs would say, “One more thing.” I’d like to share something I wrote a while back about proposed ideals that can be used as a framework for any political ideology, or even religious thought, philosophy, or interpersonal relationships. It’s entitled, “Ideal Politics”. All it is, is common sense! Is it not? There’s nothing here that hasn’t been said before.

So, what do you think?

Ideal-Politics

About Mindy Ogg

Mindy is a writer, a science enthusiast, and an advocate for unity and peace. The direction of her blog is to acknowledge our chaotic world while discovering other ways of looking at things in a different light. "Life's problems can be like questions. Once resolved, we can learn from them. They can open our worlds." ~Mindy Ogg
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