+61Though resolutions are often broken there is still some value in hopeful thinking, especially at the dawn of a new year. Working towards a goal, even if we fail, allows us to exercise a measure of control in our lives upon which we can build and improve. Though our diets may not last we still flex our willpower if even briefly instead of consigning ourselves to fat, which is worth something, amirite?
+12The human experience is too prone to irony. It seems as though whenever we try to make a positive impact on the world, some force comes in to confound our efforts. For example, this month I am trying to compose a novel that will hopefully bring about a better understanding of the scrutiny, or lack thereof, African-Americans often hold with leaders of color, but I've been hopelessly stricken with writer's black though it has only been a couple days. Trying to do good is frustrating, amirite?
+563'Twas Christmas morning and all through the site the users received achievements with delight. The family gave gifts in its own special way: by posting uplifting and kind posts today. The quarrels so common at this time of year found almost no place on our little site here. To convey my feelings I produced a rhyme (my small present rapped in a poetic chime). To our online family I must say good night, and thank you, have a good Christmas, amirite?
+28It's sad that a fair amount of people who need bone stem cell transplants don't get them because they can't find a match within their family. What's sadder is that signing up to donate is easy, yet not enough do it: you just need to fill out a questionnaire and swab your cheek with a Q-tip. As preachy as it sounds, signing up for a registry is something we should all think about: the swab you take today could save someone tomarrow, amirite?
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+241In the past boys who were to remain high-pitched singers, whether by their own choice or due to an authority's will, were often castrated so their voices would never deepen. It's a good thing that women were later allowed to sing in choirs so young men no longer have to make that kind of sackrifice for their craft, amirite?
+180"Winning isn't everything" may be loser talk, but it still has credence. It is good to excel in sports or intellectual pursuits and be proud of your accomplishments and the journey you took to get where you are, but it is wrong to belittle others constantly because you can beat them in a minor contest. Doing so makes you seem like a compete idiot badly in need of a reality check, amirite?
+491Whether you're a "treehugger" or not, throwing your garbage everywhere is unacceptable. Missing the trash can or recycling receptacle is forgivable, but tossing your rubbish on the ground because you're slothful is appalling behaviour. We should take pride in keeping our communities at least somewhat clean, otherwise we may litterally end up living in a dump, amirite?
+431Rumors hurt everyone. They hurt the feelings of the little girl whose 'friends' now thinks she's a bed-wetter. They make an adolescent boy cry at night because his classmates avoid him like the plague in the locker-room. They destroy the credibility of your co-worker, whom everyone now believes to be a thief. Gossip is discussing and it destroys lives. True or not, don't spread it, amirite?
+33If you were to do an essay last minute and your choices were to plagiarize, which could get you a good grade but would earn you a zero on the assignment and possible suspension if you were caught, or to complete the assignment yourself, which would likely earn you a lower mark, you would do the write thing, amirite?
+222Rumors keep surfacing that The Dark Knight Rises might feature a sidekick alongside Batman. That is a terrible idea. Don't get me wrong: Nolan's a great director and his reinvention of the franchise has been great, but adding Dick Grayson would just be robin' the audience of the amazing film that could exist without him, amirite?
+298The yellow coloration of Lego men was chosen to be race-neutral as the company felt that every child should be able to imagine that their toy man is capable of doing or being anything, and that they can do the same. It's wonderful that they made a toy that makes all children feel included, whether red, yellow, block or white, amirite?