Last night Kevin from Pennsylvania called me,
(remember the wedding photo’s I posted last week? That was Kevin……uh, the one not wearing the dress, <click>)
Kevin is an avid Big Foot enthusiast, every year he takes a one week vacation to camp out in the forest out in Colorado to search for Big Foot;
1) No he hasn’t found Big Foot yet
2) Yes, Kevin is the subject of more than a few jokes when he is present – fortunately he is good natured and knows how to turn the jokes right back at us;
“Hey Kevin, so how did your Bigfoot trip go this year? Are you happy with this years crop of blurry photo’s you took?”
to which Kevin would say,
“Hey Kenny, what’s the difference between an Intelligent Psychologist & Bigfoot? Bigfoot actually exists!” —(I have multiple psychology degrees)
So Kevin calls me last night and says, “Dude, I’m digging the website but I wish you’re articles were longer”
So, I’m glad he’s enjoying my articles because it makes me feel a little bit relevant (that is a shameless sentence to get you to <click here> and read my next post on relevance)
If you have been reading my posts you will notice a theme behind everything;
I question everything.
Because I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian family I was raised in a culture that didn’t teach me to question everything.
It was a very stubborn culture.
“It’s our way or the highway”
There was no in-between’s in the Christian society I have always known.
Question your priest, question your pastor, question your parents, and you might just get your head chewed off.
“We are right everyone else is wrong”
However, this sense of stubbornness doesn’t just afflict Christian culture, it is a problem in all of humanity.
Lots of us are stubborn.
We don’t like to hear that we might be wrong about something.
We don’t like to hear that our view of something as simple as breastfeeding is wrong <click here>.
We don’t like to hear that our view of something as simple as nudity is wrong <click here>
How many parents are stuck in their ways and drive their children nuts with their stubbornness?
Look at the comments in that Violence and Nudity Really??? <post>, Holy Cow! You can get a good idea of the people that don’t like to have their views questioned.
So that brings us to you and I.
Are you the type of person who questions everything?
Do you think its wrong to question everything?
I used to be a stubborn ass and hated it when I was wrong. I was a know-it-all.
I was a miserable person.
But the funny thing is, when I began to relax my attitude, when I no longer had to pretend that I knew-it-all….all of a sudden my life drastically improved.
I no longer had to pretend that I knew everything about god, life, love, etc.
Instead of focusing so much on forcing my religious and philosophical ideology on others; I started loving others more and caring about them as human beings.
The concept of loving my fellow creatures totally changed my perspective and attitude.
I’m also okay with not having opinions about everything; I used to think I had to have an opinion about everything.
Sooooo…..it took a long time for me to soften up, I’m still a work in progress.
How about you?