In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?

In a nutshell, equity. In education, job opportunities, wealth accumulation, housing, natural resources, healthcare, safety with law enforcement, the criminal system in general — humanity deserves equity in every area.

Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?

It’s funny, it doesn’t feel like I’m hesitant to speak up but there are still times when later on I think huh, I wonder why I didn’t say such-and-such? I guess I’m a sliding scale: some people get my unfiltered opinions 100% of the time (bless their whole hearts) while I might ease into that with someone else.

In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?

I’ve seen progress in the racial justice movement since more white people have stepped forward to support people of color. I honestly can’t point to a cause, it just seems like one heart at a time changes so they finally hear the message. Unfortunately overall society has become a lot more selfish and it’s been our downfall. I’m not interested in nationalism nor the attitude that America is infallible, but our commitment to individual liberty has morphed into an obscene disregard for community responsibility.

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?

I wish I could say thirty seconds after their first you should have known better or what makes you think you’re so special but I’ve shown a pattern of excusing the inexcusable in a friend. I might not be clocking in at thirty seconds yet but I’m doing far better than I used to.

Please feel free to share your moments of gratitude here.  🙂 

Bombas slipper socks, hoodies when a brisk wind kicks up, Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls, coffee, dozens of tiny goats grazing in a field, and this guy:


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