Get those hands away from me!
I’m what many people would call socially awkward. If I know you then you probably don’t even realize that I clam up around people I don’t know very well or at all. The moments I have to spend in a room with people I have no real relationship tend to be some of the toughest moments ever.
Why is it so hard to blend in with the group and make a connection? For me it always starts with my first interaction with someone…the handshake.
Is that a…HAND?!
A hand. Seems simple and non-threatening BUT when you think about all of the things a hand touches in a day then a hand becomes one of the scariest things you’ve ever seen in your life. Interesting that hands touch more bare than a foot does ANY day yet people put their hands in their mouth or eat food without washing them. I have NO desire to taste your toes because you didn’t wash your hands before cooking.
While I am always weirded out by hands reaching out to me I haven’t figured out how to interact with someone for the first time without shaking hands and coming across as antisocial. I could do the traditional Japanese bow or even just say hello but never remove my hands from my pockets. Just not feasible.
If HE can I can!
According to research I should just start bumping fists to avoid the germs all together and its pretty socially acceptable. If the President can extend a fist to start a dialogue, why can’t I?
I’ve always loved movies. All types of movies and any genre because I ultimately desire a good story. However, there is one specific drama that is a favorite of mine of which I hold a serious bias. Horror.
There is nothing like a good horror movie. Whether its some mysterious monster snatching people or a crazy maniac killer roaming a big city it’s always been a genre that’s my equivalent of curling up with a romantic date movie. Some say that’s creepy but to that I say they just don’t get it.
Good horror isn’t always about watching some slasher flick. While they do have their place in the horror genre most great horror movies have more to do with the thought of what could or might happen versus watching someone be hacked to pieces.
For example, one of my favorite horror films is The Entity. The Entity is about a woman that buys a home that’s possessed by a spirit that turns her life upside down. I saw this movie when I was around 12 years old and I remember being rocked by the notion that a home could have a mind of its own.
Another favorite and classic to many of course is Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The thought of a simple trip with friends turning into a fight to live. The scariest part of that story wasn’t what was being acted out on screen but the notion that the movie was based on true events.
Reality is the real horror.
No matter what horror movie I watched, especially those based on true events, I always knew what I was seeing on screen wasn’t real and that everyone on film went home to their loved ones every night. I knew how to separate reality from Hollywood and it wasn’t a hard adjustment. Some kids today seem to have blurred the lines.
Out every horror movie I’ve ever seen the scariest thing I’ve ever seen is the reality of life. What people do to each other on worse than any monster Hollywood has ever attempted to create.
Watching a horror movie is never a bad thing to me but watching the news, I think that requires scheduled mental checkups in order to maintain sanity.
Even the statute of liberty is embarrassed by stupid Americans.
I made the assumption a long time ago that God has quite the sense of humor. He gave the ignorant and stupid the ability to have unwavering commitment to their beliefs even when commonsense is standing right in front of them. You can always count on them to speak the loudest but also have nothing to say.
A surge of undocumented children are being held because they tried to cross our borders illegally. Each of them has their own story about why they are coming to this country and an even more treacherous tale of their journey before they were caught on American soil undocumented.
And whose standing at the door to greet them? Stupid Americans.
Why not use these brain cells for GOOD?
‘Those people’ that believe that anything that doesn’t look like them is bad and everything they believe in is good. You know the people that can tell you how all minorities are on welfare, yet can’t spell independence. Those people.
At some point humanity has to ask itself, is there any segment of humanity that is void of criticism and hatred? In today’s political climate it appears that nothing is off limits, even children. We are to believe that children sat down and coordinated together to travel unsafe distances to cross our borders so we must treat them like adults. To that I say NO!
THIS is the time where America can show it isn’t just a country that works hard to exploit their poor, under-educated, minorities, etc. but also works hard to ensure we all have a shot at the dream. When your government works harder to keep people in poverty you have to wonder WHY.
This post isn’t meant to give excuses behind crossing the border illegally because we do have laws but is designed to make you remember these are CHILDREN. Let’s show them America is much better than hatred.