“Think Different” ~Apple

We all have our own curiosities and thoughts about things which works for us. In the early years when I was in school, we never talked about this stuff. 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 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 is that we never talked about in school?

Religion.

I recently learned 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? Should our government 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. It’s entitled, “Ideal Politics”. It might also be useful for religious thought, philosophy, or even personal relationships, don’t you think?

Tell me what you think. Let’s talk!

 

Ideal-Politics

 

 

About Mindy Ogg

Mindy is a writer, amateur scientist, & an advocate for peace & equality. 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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One Response to “Think Different” ~Apple

  1. Mindy Ogg says:

    It’s kind of ironic that Secretary Hillary Clinton just published a children’s book released on September 12, 2017 entitled, “It Takes a Village”. Ah well… I really do believe in what I said, that it “takes a village and not just one person, one party, or one country…”. The village is the entire world in my view.

    This planet is run and managed by a handful of people relative to the entire human population. And when we choose our leaders, We The (entire) People ought to vote based on what we actually know for ourselves from listening to each candidate and not from what someone else has told us (or the dirt any candidate digs up on their opponents). It’s time our leaders are recognized on merit in a peaceful exchange of ideas.

    The good is what lasts and has value. It’s of the stuff that can be used constructively. Imagine a universal human consciousness where we think through issues that affect us all, coming to the realization that we have a lot more in common than not, and can then come up with solutions that ideally could lead to world peace.

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