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Monday, January 31, 2011

Privacy is Not So Private Anymore.

Ever feel like someone or something is watching you? If someone told me that years ago I would have laughed gave them a pat on the back and sent them on their way. But unfortunately, that is not the case today. When you are at the store, something is watching you. When you are walking down the street something is watching you. Pretty weird right? Well that something is a camera or a device like that. After reading an article in USA Today, titled "YES, YOU ARE BEING WATCHED," I learned that no matter what i do or where I go I am being watched.

I use to think that camera or digital sensors were important and good for catching "the bad guys" or to find missing people. Now a days these devices are only taking away privacy from innocent people who only want to live their lives.
What can we do? As long as technology continues to exist, privacy is a thing of the past.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Why do we measure ourselves by the way others perceive us? Every action we take can be scrutinized, pulled apart and put back together in terms of the viewer but, ultimately, it is what we think of ourselves and what we choose to do that truly defines who we are. I challenge you to take a few moments after reading this blog to reassess what you think of yourself--not by what you believe others think of you--but how you perceive yourself. After all, who knows you better than YOU?

Just a thought~


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lack of Communication, or too much communication

Why is there a lack of communication when we have all these tools to communicate with? We have text messaging, email, we can make calls, mail a letter, Skype, etc. So what is the problem? Maybe its not so much as a lack of communication, maybe its the fact that there is so many other ways to communicate that the face to face interaction is lost. I didn't realize how scary this was until I watched a video in my media class and saw just how much of a problem this has become.

I live in a apartment with three of my friends and when we want to go to lunch, one of us texts the rest of us and asks, "Hey u wanna go 2 lunch?" (By the way, even our grammar is becoming horrible) Instead of replying in person we all text back our "okay's".

Though technology is a perk, it is also becoming an issue...and it will get worse before it gets better. I'm just saying.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?

Can men and women just be friends? This is the subject that made its way to the dinner table. So, can men and women just be friends? Well out of six people at the table,four said no. The two that said yes were men of course. How did they come up with this conclusion? Well first my male friend made the argument that men don't want a committed, intimate relationship with every woman they meet, so friendship can be a possibility. "A possibility? Is that before or after you realize she doesn't want you?", stated one of my female friends at the table.

This argument can go both ways. I have male friends that I have been friends with for years and never once thought of breaking that friendship for anything else. I have also had men call me their "sister" or "best friend" after they realized that I wasn't interested in them in any other way. I think friendship between a man and a woman can work but it all depends on the male or female. It depends what they want and what they are attracted to.

Hope this helped.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fruit of the Brain: Take 1 (Mission Statement)

This blog hopes to encourage individuals to share their opinions on various topics going on around the world (on campuses, work places, professional places, etc). I will listen up on the latest talk or news that people want to know about or want to vent about and include my opinion as well. This is a way to share your “fruits of the brain.”