Throughout our history man has built some of the greatest structures ever. China great wall, the pyramids, where ever you go on earth man has constructed some amazing things. Who could image man creating such amazing structure using simple tools and the strength of many men.
Today am captivated by the many construction projects going on around the city. From a new skyline begin built, to a freeway interchange to reduce traffic congestion and making it a smoother driving commute. Every day I pass by a construction site, seeing men, using machines to remove and add dirt, to lifting steel beams or to put fresh concrete into a cast that will form the pier. What so amazing watching this construction of a freeway being built is how they make these piers. Every pier needs to be a certain height, width, and since the freeway will curve these piers have to be at certain angle. It incredible that they can get this right without making a mistake or having tear it down and start over again. Such structures changing the landscape of the city that will out last the men that built it. It truly captivating to see man-made structure from start to finish.
“A Good conversation is like a miniskirt; short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject.”
If there something that I need some improvement in is my ability to communicate with people face to face. To be able to have an interesting conversation with someone. Am sure everyone could work on there face to face conversation skills since most of us are glued to our cell phones and to social media.
I don’t mind having a conversation with strangers when I walk around town or sitting at Starbucks. Well I do try to avoid the religious, crazy looking people, but they seem to find me when am at Starbucks, waiting for the bus or on the bus. I think am a magnetic for people like that, but that a whole another story. Having a face to face conversation is a challenge for me, especially among friends. No, am not anti-social, it just what do you talk about? These days you have to be careful what topic of conversation you bring up because you just don’t know how people will react. They might get offended or might not want to associate with you because of your opinions. You can go with the basic conversation like how was your day? What did you do this weekend? but that can get boring. What do you ask the next time you see that person? It can make you sound like a broken record.
How do you keep your conversation interesting when talking with friends and people?
Mystery, living life is a mystery or maybe am the mystery living within a mystery I have yet to finger out. I have yet to notice the clues left behind to solve these two mysteries. Ever since I started college till now I’ve had many questions to why things have happened to me. I don’t mean bad things, just the struggles to move through life. What is it about me that am struggling so much? First it was struggling to get through college, now am struggling to find a job, struggling to move on with my life. I know life isn’t suppose to be easy, but there just something am not understanding. Is there something I am not seeing about myself that will help me solve the mystery that will lead to living within this”mystery life”? I do know this, am no Sherlock Holmes and if I do solve this mystery, it will be on my own.
If you visited my blog before you know am struggling to find full-time employment for a long time. Won’t go into details, but I will say that lacking experience is probably why I can’t find employment. I think that while most employers are looking for experience workers they don’t understand that for a person to overcome that lack of experience they need to do whatever they are lacking of. They need to be in front lines being expose to that environment. If a employer is not willing to take a chance to expose them to that environment, then who(employers) will.
We are born into this world with “zero” experience of everything. Social skills, communication skills, everything. It is only through the process of learning and being involved that we overcome to learn these things. I, myself have overcome a lot of things I didn’t know only by actual learning and making mistakes. It through this process we personally learn if we enjoy these thing or not. It through this process that a shy individual break their shell. Why shouldn’t this also applying when someone is lacking work experience? What is that employers or the person interviewing you assume that you don’t fit the culture or that this isn’t the position for you just because you lack experience?
As a amateur photographer I enjoying shooting with film camera then digital camera. Shooting with a film camera you are restricted to a finite number of shots. That forces you to think what you really what to photograph and if it worth photographing. Unlike digital cameras, where you can shoot a limited number of photographs until your memory card is filled. Having that finite number of shots put you in a mind-set that I need to make every roll of 24 or 36 film count. One you press down on the shutter release button, you can’t view your photograph until you done with the roll of film and developed it, and you can’t delete it.
Things have been intense when it come to the political sphere and the social issues the plague us today. Racism, social injustice, presidential election etc. Have you ever just wonder when and where was that critical point in time that lead us to where we are today? Where you can be label a racist, bigot for not having the same views? Where your choice of a presidential candidate can lead to friends and people hating you, and be label a racist, bigot. Where individuals or group of individual will resort to violence cause their views don’t agree with other. We can go on and on, but can we pin point the critical point that lead us to where we are? Maybe it wasn’t just a certain point in time, but an interaction of several things. The rapid growth of technology in our life may be a contributor. The Internet, social media, cell phones, and instant gratification of having information right at our finger tips. People no longer having the time to process the information they are receiving nor debate within themselves what they heard from the media. Just as quickly they have receive the information, they quickly what to respond and demand action.
I thought that when the Presidential Election were over and there was no doubt that the candidate won the electoral college, everything would transition back to normal or at least close to it. People would move on with their daily lives, news would just be news, no more trying to campaign that candidate X is the wrong person for the job.
Well that didn’t happen and now people are resisting that President Trump is now the President of United States. Since his inauguration on January 20, 2017 there have been protest after protest, people acting like teenagers and throwing a fit because they can’t believe that Trump is President. Protest that their political agenda is the right course for the country and anyone who against and/or side with President Trump is racism, stupied, don’t know what they are talk about and much more. These people who organized the women march and said all women are welcome to participate. Well if you side for Trump you weren’t welcome. I believe if you were pro-life, you were not welcome.
I don’t understand why these people think it okay to resist when they don’t get what they want. They had their opportunity to choose the candidate they want as President, but didn’t show up in the voting booth when it matter. You know, life is tough and no matter how much you resist, life will never go the way you want, no matter how hard you resist it. I believe that what these people have a hard time understanding. Life isn’t fair. You will not always get what you want. They don’t take a moment to look at the real world we live, to think for themselves and not let the brain washing media do the thinking for them.
The last few days I’ve be overwhelm with the amount of news coverage of the Presidential inauguration,the nasty women protest, people expressing their opinion on why they hate or love Trump on social media. It seems that no matter what filters you try to put up to block the cycle of news it just not enough. You would think maybe if I switch to sports there would be no talk of politics or issues related to it, but then I see an article about San Antonio Spurs Coach Grep Popovich giving his opinion about Trump. It like, wait a second here, I thought this was the sport section.
With the internet at our finger tips, have we lost our option to filter out things we don’t want to hear and see? Has the news media decided to drop their filters on what important news to report to the American people and people around the world? Am not talking about censorship, am talking about using common sense to decide if a something is news worthy. Am talking about what are the issues that are important. Reporting and comparing crowd sizes is not new worthy. It seem that the media is the tip of the spear for feeding a lot a of hate and keeps on feeding it instead of changing the tone. The media has the power to filter themselves, but would refuse to do so because at the end, ratings and their political agenda is the most important thing.
Year 2017, January 1. Hello Everyone, if you are reading this I hope you are excited about the New Year and starting off on a positive note. I know am excited and hope there is positive change in my life for this year and for the rest of the world. I don’t have my new years resolution work out just yet, but they will be similar to those I set last year.
Reading, I want to read a lot more and sometime I don’t have time or get caught up with my other hobbies. 2016 I only read 6 books and I want to double that this year.
Health and Fitness, this is always a tough one for anyone. The goal I set out last year was just to eat as healthy as possible, keeping going to the gym, do my weekend walks and make sure my weight doesn’t go up. At the begin of last year I was at 283lbs and am starting the New Year at 281lbs. So as long may weight stay at or drop below 281, am happy. Am going to trying to add swimming into my work out routine.
If you read my blog before, you know that one constant goal of my is finding a full-time job. If there anything that I want more is that a employer give me a opportunity to show what I can do and that am capable to doing whatever is thrown at me.
To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart. Rebecca Solnit
As we leave 2016 in the dust and welcome 2017 with open arms, I remain hopeful that things will change for me and for the rest of world as we move on into 2017. The last 8 eight years haven’t brought change for in regards to finding full-time employment, but I will always have hope that things will change. Maybe it not the change that I want, but it might be another change that I wasn’t expecting.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies. Shawshank Redemption
As for the rest of the world, I hope and pray that whatever our difference may be, political, color of our skin, religion that we can accept one another and respect each other views. It time that we put our childish ways aside and move on. I understand that many people are still worried about our newly President elect and the direction he may take this country. It okay to have those feeling, but remain hopeful that its in a positive direction as a whole.