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To be honest strikes a fear of terror through the heart

The subtle changes in the face so easy to detect

Dis-interest

Disgust

Confusion

Hostility

The polite cough, adjust, pretend

So many red flags screaming so loud

Your pride shrinking and hiding behind a wall of all the right things

A few utterances later a smile, a nod. Shoulders relax, eyes look around saying “Can they hear me?”

A touch of camaraderie as you both laugh

One more real than the other

Being true is so tough in this world filled with bluff. Continue reading

It’s My Right!

Legalize Love Blog picNow I am probably very outspoken.                                           I become very passionate when I am discussing something that I have a strong opinion on and let no man stand in my way or feel my wrath! The age I am also has a huge influence on this ‘right to have my say’ having grown up in a time where huge changes in equal rights in relation to race, gender among others means I have had opportunities to express myself freely far more than any other time before me and I am eternally grateful for that.

However, I can’t help but notice that these days people have a penchant for saying negative divisive statements which serve no purpose for the greater good in the name of freedom of speech. Frankly, I think this is an insult to what the statement stands for and can only serve in diluting the potency and positive directional change it brings as more people clamor to voice opinions that are just down right offensive.

I use the individual in the public eye currently Katie Hopkins, a figure of controversy lambasting and lamenting about every topic from politics down to whether a child will be good or bad because of the name he or she has!?! This woman who only recently was in this years Celebrity Big Brother so she could air more controversial views is endemic of how society judge others based on a little bit of fact and a whole lot of emotion. Commenting through various tweets on the situation in Palestine and making Anti-Islamic statements Katie Hopkins is using real problems and situations and muddying their analysis with covert racist views that unfortunately some people will see and take as an accurate judgement.

What bugs me is that there is no intellectual in-depth research gone into correctly ascertaining whether what you are saying is correct. That is what most great speakers or influential thinkers would do before making statements of sweeping generalizations, at least more than anything so they may be taken seriously. What do you think? Is it right that people share their views no matter how controversial because really that’s how they feel inside? Or should people be trying to attain that wisdom which is knowing that all things be it race, gender or class, that  these constructs are there to keep people pigeon-holed and that it is seriously time to move onto a new paradigm and way of thinking?

Goodbye and you don’t even know it

Grief

So stark, in your face and unwelcome

We all go one day but we feel like this time is here to last

Forever

Your gut churns and it’s a dull ache that doesn’t go away 

The pain in your heart like acid keeps its tight grip wrapped around you

Squeezing, till you feel like your going to faint

Disbelief

That you’ll never get to see that sweet smiling face again

Laugh together, cry together

Just be together

So many things left unsaid

I really wish you was here it’s that simple

In my heart I pray we be together one day

In this infinite space of time

And we’ll pick up where we left off

Laughing as we always did, just like old times.

Duh Estupido!

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This is truly my one bug bear. The major teeth grinding, eye rolling, blood pressure inducing annoyance that irritates me far more than it should! When did it become ok to be dumb? As an academic it is fair to say we do sometimes have this disposition to over analysis and critique every minor little utterance or written text. However, it has come to my attention the up coming generation’s are truly lacking in some basic common sense. I give you an example, my fiance and I decided to pop down to our local Odeon cinema one summer evening to watch the dire Godzilla movie. Upon waiting for what felt like eons we were finally served by a very lack luster young woman probably aged between 19-21 years old. As it was a nice warm evening me and my partner thought hey why not get a couple Heineken’s. (When suddenly did regular cinema’s start selling alcohol?) I digress, as I was saying we fancied a beer so when the young woman started pouring the beer into the cup she just poured it straight in from the bottle. Yep straight, no tilting of the cup to ensure you don’t end up with a pile of froth which is exactly what I was left with. 1/4 beer 3/4 foam! I was livid this beer cost £5.00 and I said as much to my fiance. “Where’s the common sense” I ranted. But that’s what it is you see, no matter how small I keep seeing this almost autonomous lack of understanding and no aspirations to understand and learn. I also have to comment on the pathetic champion boxer Floyd May-weather who for all his expertise in the ring cannot READ!?! After I recovered from my initial humor I felt sad, imagine to have all those millions in the bank and you can’t read some of the wonderful prose out there not only that but have a significant disability in being able to interact with the world around you. In this aspect I think I know who the bigger loser is. This man is revered in popular culture and often posts gaudy 10 sec clips on Instagram of all his cars, Jewels and riches. Followed by millions this is surely not someone you would want your loved one to emulate?

An article from the daily mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html

Showed a recent study by Dr Richard Lynn a psychologist at the university of Ulster calculated the decline in human genetic potential. He used data on average IQs’ around the world in 1950 – 2000 to discover our collective intelligence has dropped by 1%.

It doesn’t sound like a lot but definitely highlights the trend that is occurring. We live in an age now where we’ve come to the point of dependency on technology for our every need that we don’t have that critical thought process at our beck and call. We have become sluggish and it is not a good example to the youth. Just the other day I played a game where we was competing to see who could work out the long multiplication sum the quickest. You might think I lead a boring life (I don’t as it goes!) But I found it immense fun and I got a kick that ‘I still had it’ and could get the correct answer. Not all youngsters have such a lack of willingness to learn. My sister who is 22 is currently undertaking a degree to become a sports therapist. The way she is able to article herself in a conversation about anatomy so well it makes me well up with pride and emotion. The passion to learn more about her discipline is very evident and a direct result of the positive influences in her life. We ourselves have a duty to ensure our future generation don’t end up mindless drones because we were too busy with our smartphones to really care.