A couple of completely unrelated conversations with some friends got me thinking today. One conversation made it very clear that I was born in the wrong decade. It's becoming quite obvious that I'm a hippie at heart. Now, I'm not running around being the spokesperson for Free Love, at least not in the imagined sense. I do believe we should all love eachother and respect eachother though. Respect came into play during another conversation with a friend. Isn't the Golden Rule: Treat others how you would want to be treated? But why do so many of us break this rule?
When we're with our friends or family one would assume we'd be respectful, or at least try to be. But often, these are the people we disrespect the most. It just kills me when I see people disrespecting others. I mean, if you can't respect other people, how can you have any respect for yourself? So I defintely believe we should all make more of an effort treat others how we would want to be treated. I'm no saint, I can be completely horrible at times, but I believe in Karma, so I try to counteract any bad deeds with good ones. Whether you believe in Karma or not, respect those around you. What harm could that do?
To go along with the randomness of this post, I thought I would talk about something I've recently become interested in, Jazz Music. I'm not talking about Kenny G or something, I mean real 1930s, 1940s Jazz. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, and Fats Waller. Something about this kind of music is just so appealing to me. It's completely unpredictable at times, yet it's so easy to listen to. You can just feel the emotion behind every note. I would love to go to an underground jazz club in New Orleans or something and hear some REAL jazz. It would be amazing!
Since this post is kind of all over the place, I don't really know how to close it. So I'm just ask everyone to practice Free Love, and open your heart more than usual to those around you. Treat others how you would like to be treated, and respect yourself as well as those around you. Lastly, I'm not going to ask you to listen to jazz music (but you totally should) I'm going to ask you to listen to a genre of music you would not typically listen to. You never know what you'll find out about yourself. I never knew how much I really loved jazz until I had to listen to it for my English class. So if you typically listen to Metallica, crank up some Kenny Chesney or something.
Lindsey. Twenty-Five. Currently pursuing a degree in Professional Writing & Film Studies.