Friday, September 21, 2012

NO Dummies Allowed

Women, i cannot stress this enough: Get smarter!

We live in an age of information where almost everybody can access the Internet from their phone.  Even if it weren't that easy for everyone, most people have computers in their homes, or friends and relatives homes.  And if that's not available, libraries are everywhere and not only do they have computer, but they have books!  And if that's too hard to get to, you will undoubtedly be able to get your hands on a newspaper or dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, anything with input, information and facts!  Doctors, scientists, teachers, librarians can help and answer questions, too.  Never be afraid to ask and question any and everything that's on your mind.

If you are interested in something, anything, I don't care what it is, look it up.  Read more, learn about it, ask questions, and love research. Animals, fashion, beans, pregnancy, germs, math, butts, lipstick; it's all out there!

Being stupid isn't cute, and it's dangerous.  If you have a question about something, it's so easy to find an informed answer.  Don't take everything for face value, dig in and find out all answers and options for yourself.  There is no excuse for ignorance anymore.

Females, it will only help us to constantly be bettering ourselves.  Get out there and question everything and never stop learning.  Know it all!

I'm far from perfect, I'm far from being the best I can be, but I'm trying.  I will learn and ask my questions til I die.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

and then....

today i found myself wondering what the people i know, and people i have known think of me.  not like, if they think i'm cool or smart, or funny.  more like if i have ever helped them with a problem or situation or decision they had.  if i have ever said something that they had listened to.

one thing i know about people is that they prefer not to listen, but to talk.  if i begin to talk about my day, or my life,  or my thoughts, i can feel the company i'm with shut down.  they light up at their turn to go on about themselves, (not an insult, just something i have observed) and listen when their situation is commented upon.

so with this i have learned to say little about myself, and ask about my company often, allowing them to focus on their life.  i listen carefully, and try to thoughtfully answer.

i wonder if they hear me.  i wonder if they ever think of me and the comments i have made about what they tell me.

for some reason it would make me happy if i had any sort of impact on someone, more than if they even knew who i was.