Russ West, you need to come out of the closet. Everyone knows your a raging closeted homo. “The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.” ― Rachel Maddow
Get the fuck out of my closet and off of my Louboutins!
I learned an important lesson tonight. Instead of slinging mud at each other, we should actually try listening to each other. I was on the verge of a Twitter war with a Republican over the Affordable Care Act, but instead of snapping on him, I stopped myself and asked if we could try to have a legitimate discussion about it. He agreed, and for the next hour, we proceeded to talk through our concerns and actually listen to each other.
It turns out that his anger came from a place of fear and uncertainty about how the Affordable Care Act will affect him and his family. Once we got to the root of it, I actually began to feel compassion for him, and I understood why he was angry. I was able to provide him with some research to ease some of his concerns, and he was able to challenge my ideas by pointing out things I hadn't considered before. In the end, we both learned something and we came to realize that our differences in perspective were mostly based on our different life experiences. We may not agree on how to handle policy, but we were able to acknowledge and respect each other's reasons for feeling the way we do.
The bottom line? We need to listen to each other and acknowledge one another's humanity. Next time you are about to lash out at a political opponent for what you believe to be an irrational idea, try stopping and asking them why they feel the way they do. You might just be surprised by what you learn.
This vlog is perhaps the longest one I ever had made. I tried my best to edit and shorten it - I could not successfully make it short without losing the important information that is crucial to the understanding of my favorite character since I was 10.
Her name is Amethyst, the rightful ruler of Gemworld and Magic.
Folks, I made this vlog that shall focus on movies, books & comic books. Enjoy! You may fastforward to the topics that might interest you. Here is the list of what I was talking about:
* My fleece blanket is fucking awesome! * Don't judge a book by its cover * All About Green Lantern * All About The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit * Did you see "The Descent"? * Did you know? * I need your help!