Knowledge is power. What do we have here?
So their new album is awesome. Rap that means something, which to me is more Hip Hop, because Rap has turned into a bunch of BS about money and buying crap over a nice beat. Hip Hop to me, has always been less about the beat (however usually very good) and more about what the person is saying. This album is one of those albums, and the song “Same Love” is speaking about something that needs to be talked about. Homosexuality and it’s perception.
Let me break it down so you know my stand:
1) It is NOT a choice.
2) I could care LESS what the Bible says about homosexuality, or your church, pastor, or anyone or anything else that claims homosexuals are going to hell and that’s the end of the story. If God came to me today and said “Matt! This is GOD, and I’m super serious about that whole Homosexuals going to Hell thing!” I’d be like..”Cool God, ill be spending a lot more time with them then, cause that’s a load of crap. TTYL.”
3) It is not CONTAGIOUS.
4) One of my oldest and best friends is gay. Say something to piss me off.
5) Gay guys aren’t all feminine acting. Many like motorcycles, building stuff, camping, playing sports, and doing what we would all consider “normal guy stuff”. So stop being ignorant.
So yea, I support the right to marry whomever we love. And every other normal human right everyone should have.
Now listen to the song and/or read the lyrics in the link below and enjoy some good music with a great message.
You gave me a mind, that I may learn.
You gave me choice, that I may decide my path.
You gave me a heart, that I may love.
You gave me rules you knew I would break.
You gave me guilt, that I would suffer.
You gave me Faith that I would lose.
You’ve left me only but to wonder,
‘Lord, what am I to do?’
I think a lot of things in our lives are forced upon us too often. For instance, at work I am given an objective to think of two improvement ideas or I may receive a low evaluation score for that particular topic at the end of the year. By doing this, I feel it forces people to just COME UP WITH SOMETHING. And I know you understand what I mean by that. Just getting something down so you can say you DID SOMETHING. Was it your best work? No. Was it technically what was asked of you? Yes. Do you feel great about it? No, absolutely not. At least I know that I would not. Then again, I’m the type of person who can’t sit on my couch and watch the game when I know I have dog hair floating around my floors. The instant I see it, I’m up and grabbing the vacuum cleaner. When I know that there is something broke, I need to fix it.
But inspiration is different. Creativity, passion, love, design, innovation are things that cannot be forced. I pity the person who HAS to come up with an idea, a project, a better way to do something. Inventors, in my mind, are men and woman who sit hour after hour in their shops and dream and create and fail and fail and fail and fail and FINALLY, succeed. And why? Because they KNOW they can, or they simply are inspired to not give up. So I try my best to take a different approach. I simply keep doing what I’ve always been, but in my mind, I try to examine my daily tasks and ask myself questions. Can this be done faster, easier, simpler, or removed completely? What about if I added something to it to make something five steps later even faster? Time is money, is it not? It’s amazing what you can save when you even change the smallest thing.
What I’m still trying to figure out is how to change a small thing and get a bunch of money back. PowerBall anyone?
Link to the manifesto above: http://sugru.com/manifesto
One of the reasons I will never sway my son from learning a trade or building or creating or inventing or dreaming.