Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Prostitution should be made legal.
Why, you may ask
What good is it being illegal?
It is illegal and it still thrives.
There are 40 million prostitutes at work.
1 in 10 men have revealed to have purchased a prostitute.
22 countries have legalized and many of those countries are a tad better off than we are. ( US )
I see prostitution being illegal as a way of someone telling me what I can and cannot do with my own BODY.
If I choose to exploit my body and receive payment, so be it!
If prostitution was made legal I would not become a prostitute, my morals will not change and I feel like the same would go for many individuals.
If prostitution was made legal
The government could REGULATE it.
With government involvement perhaps the transfer of STD's wont be as prominent in regards to prostitution.
Such business acts could be done in a much safer environment and the government could tax it and obtain some type of revenue.
In Greece prostitution is legal and prostitutes must have health check ups every 2 weeks.
In Iceland prostitution is legal if no 3rd party benefits.
In Costa Rica prostitution is legal if the prostitute is at least 18 and has health benefits.
The government could also provide and enforce mental health expertise/counseling for women and men of the career allowing them to be aware of issues and the opportunity to find other means of employment if desired.
Prostitution is not something many choose to do with happiness, it is most often a result of lack of money and coercion( human trafficking )
Hopefully by not making prostitution such an underground business many women/men will also be helped out of it easier.
By opening it up we can see its skeleton and examine the nuts and bolts and perhaps improve the business for the benefit of everyone.
It can not be something done haphazardly and with no concern, but nonetheless it needs to be done.
I view prostitution very similar to cigarettes and alcohol.
They ultimately serve no purpose or benefit to man-kind ( aside from monetary gain ) and honestly just seek to harm. If those can be legal why can't my own body be too?
Thursday, January 10, 2013
What would you do?
We all have dreams and aspirations in life, some of our dreams may equal stability and others may not.
What would you being doing if money wasn't an issue?
Would you still be studying what you are studying?
Would you still be working where you are working?
Would you still have the same trajectory that you have now?
I have many peers who aspire to be doctors or other prestigious occupations; I may self aspired in the same way. But when I ask these individuals why they have chosen their goal of being, say a doctor, the first response is the money. Person after person stated the same idea, and that truly frightened me. I thought doctors aspired to help people?
I don't want these people to be my doctor if they only cared about the money that went along with it.
I want my physician to help me, because they truly want to.
If doctors earned say $50,000, how many people would still want to be doctors?
The same goes for any occupation. If the career that you have selected for yourself made a quarter of what they make now, would you still do it?
If poop scoopers made six figures, how many of you would go be one?
I understand that in a realistic world money in fact does matter, but money should not be the sole driving factor.
Find an area that you truly enjoy and find an occupations that goes along with it. Everything else will come naturally and flow the way they were meant to.
“And I finally realized that I was lying to myself. And I prayed that God would bless me and help me so that I may reach my goal, my destiny. For happiness isn't obtained through money but by doing what you love”
Check out Alan Watts approach on money and dreams below...
Alan Watts - What if money didn't matter
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I expected to learn a lot in college, but I didn't expect to learn this life lesson.
https://www.facebook.com/UniversityPrimetime?bookmark_t=page - University Primetime
All that glitters is not gold
Sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all
oppression and shame;
I hear secret convulsive sobs from young men, at anguish with
themselves, remorseful after deeds done;
I see, in low life, the mother misused by her children, dying,
neglected, gaunt, desperate;
I see the wife misused by her husband--I see the treacherous seducer
of young women;
I mark the ranklings of jealousy and unrequited love, attempted to be
hid--I see these sights on the earth;
I see the workings of battle, pestilence, tyranny--I see martyrs and
I observe a famine at sea--I observe the sailors casting lots who
shall be kill'd, to preserve the lives of the rest;
I observe the slights and degradations cast by arrogant persons upon
laborers, the poor, and upon negroes, and the like;
All these--All the meanness and agony without end, I sitting, look
See, hear, and am silent
- Walt Whittman 1900
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Pardon my absence, for life has gotten in the mix of things. But I have now returned.
The more I learn about science and religion the more I see how these two ideas go hand in hand.
What religion says, science proves, and vice-versa; one just has to understand and get past the jargon each subject contains.
Because Christianity is the religion I am most familiar with, I will use it as my term of religion.
The age old question is CREATION.
That is usually the epitome of disagreement between the two topics.
The bible says God created the earth, while science states the validity of the big bang theory.
Why can't God be the big bang theory?
Why can't all that science proves be created by God?
Why must it be one or the other?
The bible says God created the earth in seven days. While science said the earth got to this point through millions upon million of years.
What is one day in God's eyes?
Could one day in God's eyes possibly be millions of years in our eyes?
The bible states God created the animals and then humans. Man was made from the earth.
Science states that humans came about through evolution.
If one day in God's time is millions of years in ours why can't the idea of evolution be plausible?
The bible did say animals were created first, just as science puts so.
The bible says man came from dust.
What is dust? What is soil?
When animals die don't they 'become' the earth?
You may think that my view point holds to a very absurd level, but give it a chance.
There are many things in the bible that were not meant to be taken literally.
Some things were parables.
Some things had no better way of being described during times in which the bible was written .
With that being said, that does not mean what was said is false.
Science just proves it terms of our day.
"The more I learn about science the more I believe in God."
All that glitters is not gold.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Though my quest to discover the most beautiful race is still in full swing, one disturbing question has been bothering me for quite some time, and it is, who's God is the right God?
There are so many different views on religion and the view that I am often bombarded with is the Christian view point. I was raised a Christian believing in all the Christian values, but as I grew older and began to think for myself, some Christian ideologies did not make any sense to me. And my understanding of the Christian faith became even more convoluted when I heard the "so-called " Christian believers enforce their view point.
" If you don't believe in the bible you are going to hell"
" You should not condone the homosexual lifestyle, it is a sin. Homosexuals choose to be that way"
" Even if you aren't a Christian, God will appeal to you in your life and try and lead you to believe the Christian faith, it is up to you to accept it"
"The big bang theory is absurd and complete blasphemy"
I cant even begin to tell you how many times I have heard these preposterous things. Is that what religious leaders teach their followers? Is that why gay marriage is illegal in so many states in America ? If I came up to you and told you to change your faith, would you? Most wouldn't so why would we expect others to? Is it someones fault if they don't believe in the same religion as you? And if not, why would they be punished for that? Why would individuals choose to be gay ? Doesn't science prove religion and religion prove science?!
Isn't every religion and every type of God the right God!?
Stay posted for more on my theory on religion.
All that glitters, is not gold.