There's a system in place to divide us (the people) in any way we can be divided. Racism, religion, sexual orientation, political views, archetypes (thugs, jocks, nerds, promiscuous women, etc); even going as far as to create "movements" of like mindsets to fight against something and create even more division (ex: feminism).

If we all stopped watching television (& online news/propaganda) that would have the greatest effect/improvement. The world has grown, subjectively, and our "issues" are no longer just the issues that are going on in our communities or immediate circles. The vast majority of the time we worry about issues that have little to do with our immediate surroundings, although "they" make it seem otherwise.

An argument can be made against this view because it sounds like it would be disregarding important issues that are going on around the world, and there are many, but it would actually help. There is so much that we just don't see because we've been conditioned to think linearly (+ what's been systematically hidden from us). And of course I'm not about to change that, but I would refer you to Gandhi's quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world".

You make the change yourself and after that inspire someone else to change. Then they'll inspire someone else, etc. But it's hard to change when we're deliberately being pulled emotionally towards hating certain people/ideals/institutions/situations... Sorry if it seems I went off the topic, but I'm coming from the point of view that we're not naturally inclined to be racist without a powerful influential entity persuading us to be. Just like we're not naturally inclined to hate so many other things... Turn off the TV.

Tomorrow is neither Wednesday nor Thursday. Yesterday was not Friday or Saturday. Today is not Thursday or Sunday or Monday. What is today?
Before we're born, our parents have NO IDEA what we're gonna be like, what our likes/dislikes will be, how we will look, etc. Yet they get to pick our names. I think that every person should pick their own, "official" name at the age of 18. Maybe they can leave what their parents named them as their middle name. Just a thought.
@fuzala I don't see the point in that adults are already able to change their names almost no one actually does this...

Yes, you need a name when you're born. Which is why I would suggest you pick your own name at 18.

The point in that is that we're used to just "taking" whatever name is given to us before anyone, including ourselves, knows anything about ourselves. You don't see the reasoning behind it because we're so used to it being that way. But in actuality it makes little sense that we're named at birth. At 18 you're at least starting to develop an identity & sense of direction.

Yes, you can change your name, but that's a legal process that not everyone's really willing to take the time to go through. The idea strikes you as odd because it's not "normal", but actually it makes more sense than the way we're named today.

Before we're born, our parents have NO IDEA what we're gonna be like, what our likes/dislikes will be, how we will look, etc. Yet they get to pick our names. I think that every person should pick their own, "official" name at the age of 18. Maybe they can leave what their parents named them as their middle name. Just a thought.
@fuzala I don't see the point in that adults are already able to change their names almost no one actually does this...

By the way, I may have not made this clear, but I meant your parents would name you initially, and you would carry that name until you changed it at 18. Possibly keeping the name your parents named you as a middle name. & possibly deciding to keep it altogether because it really does suit you.

Before we're born, our parents have NO IDEA what we're gonna be like, what our likes/dislikes will be, how we will look, etc. Yet they get to pick our names. I think that every person should pick their own, "official" name at the age of 18. Maybe they can leave what their parents named them as their middle name. Just a thought.
@PhilboydStudge You can have your name changed legally.

No one seems to fully understand what I meant...

That's probably my fault.

Before we're born, our parents have NO IDEA what we're gonna be like, what our likes/dislikes will be, how we will look, etc. Yet they get to pick our names. I think that every person should pick their own, "official" name at the age of 18. Maybe they can leave what their parents named them as their middle name. Just a thought.

I don't think it's an issue either. I'm just saying it would be better. Think about it like Christmas. Here in the US most people celebrate it (a few religions don't, but focus on the ones that do). It's a cultural thing. Everyone's in on it. People, businesses, corporations, schools (providing Christmas vacation & whatnot). If the concept of Christmas didn't exist & someone made the suggestion that on that day we should all get together with our loved ones and exchange gifts, you'd probably be like "People can buy their loved ones presents if they want to. I don't see the need in designating a day for everyone to do it"... But we're used to it, so you won't really argue it.

Now, that's a bad example as far as a motive, but the concept is parallel. This is what I don't think people understood, as far as what I was suggesting.

You're born. Your parents name you. That's fine. You're not going to name yourself. Growing up you might not like your name so much, but you grow accustomed to it. & even if you don't personally like it, even if it's not a name YOU would have picked for yourself, it's not a "big deal". It's not worth your time & effort to go through the legal process to change your name. What I'm saying is, as a tradition (American Indians have similar traditions, in concept), everyone should, on their 18th birthday, fill out a form, or SOMETHING simple. Everyone gets to do it. & only once. You can either keep your name or change it to something you think represents you more accurately. Your social security # will stay the same btw (to address your previous comment about fraud potential, etc). It's not a big deal. People who commit fraud don't change their name legally lol!

Pigeons seem to be making a different "sound" this year.
@fuzala you mean no sound at all?

They make a sound. I guess it depends on what part of the world you're in/what type of pigeon. The sound has a certain melody. 4 notes, if you had to put it on paper. This year I noticed it's a different melody... Not sure why. I familiarized myself with the "sound" since I was a kid, so I noticed one morning recently that they're making different melody.

Pigeons seem to be making a different "sound" this year.
Banana peels aren't slippery. amirite?

No one slips on banana peels!

I was gonna start a rant on Facebook with that recently.

Tomorrow is neither Wednesday nor Thursday. Yesterday was not Friday or Saturday. Today is not Thursday or Sunday or Monday. What is today?

Wednesday?

I won't call you Alejandro, Fernando or Roberto. Everything's going to be alright, amirite?

Love this! haha!