Abortion is one of the most fought over topics these days. Some people are pro-choice, while others are pro-life. Either way you stack it, it’s a hot topic.
In my mind, there is only one reason why a child should ever be aborted… if having the child endangers the life of the mother.
I’m a guy, so I cannot pretend to understand the complexities of carrying another human being inside my body. I can’t begin to fathom the type of bond this creates between a mother and child.
I do, however, know that it is wrong to take a life without just cause. It’s my opinion that once a child is conceived, it is a human being in the making. To stop that process prematurely is tantamount to murder. You’re taking a life or, at the very least, taking away the possibility of life.
Some believe that if a woman is raped, the baby was forced on them and therefore has no rights. The part about the baby being forced upon them is true enough. As for the rest, however, I must disagree. We can debate when a child is considered a child all day long. I must ask, however, what fault the child has in any part of this? The child did not ask to be born, and should not have to pay the ultimate price for what someone else gets to decide.
Adoption seems a much better choice to me. I get it. Not everyone is cut out to be a parent. Why must the child pay for this fact though? There are so many people out there who cannot have children. Why not alleviate your problem while also helping someone else get through theirs? It just seems like the logical choice to me.
Feel free to agree or disagree. This is how I feel. If you can give me a good enough reason for why an unborn child should not get the same chance at life as any other… then maybe I’ll change my stance. I doubt anyone can get me to see the other side of this one, but you never know.
I know I told some of you that my next post would be about gun control, (it’s almost ready) but I feel this topic is more important: Happiness is a choice.
I’ve alluded to this in some of my other posts, but never really explained it. It’s all about perspective and choices. All of life is really. I’ve seen some of the most downtrodden people look around and smile. Some people are in so much pain and could die any day, and yet they smile at people around them.
How can people do that? Speaking from my own experiences, when the world knocks you down, you have two choices: get back up or roll over and cry about it. You can spend all your energy bitching about it, hoping things miraculously get better, or you can spend that energy moving forward and make the most of what you have.
If you’re one of the first, I wish you well, but your problem isn’t going to go away until you confront it. It might be scary, it might be hard, but the best things in life are hard, and you learn more from them than anything else. “That’s just not fair!” Who told you that life was fair?
If you’re one of the other ones, find other people like you that want to make things better and encourage one another. Part of the reason for starting this blog site was to have a way to vent. The other part is to help encourage, inspire, and maybe educate others that are trying to become better people. I’ve had various jobs over the years, but the thing that matters most is that I try to be my best at whatever I do.
When people are young, they are making some of the most important decisions they will ever make in their lives. They will decide how important people are to them. They will decide how important material things are to them. (Things like brand names, types of shoes or clothing, and cars) This is also the time when they decide to be introverts or extroverts, honest it dishonest, kind or mean, loving or hateful.
What kind of people you allow in your life is a choice. What kind of profession you like or want to be is a choice. Everything in life is a choice, and all these choices help determine what makes you happy. Therefore, happiness is a choice.
Knowing this makes a huge impact on your life. Once you start to realize that your attitude towards life helps to determine your level of happiness, you can make other decisions that change your perspective. Perspective is everything. If you grew up never having seen poverty, and you made less than everyone you know, you might feel badly about that. If you made less than everyone in a nice neighborhood, you would probably feel differently about that, especially if you’d ever known poverty.
That’s why you need to make better decisions, so that you are happier with how things in your life turn out.
Okay everyone, bare with me on this one. It might seem like I’m rambling or all over the place on this one, but there is definitely a point here.
As I’m sure people are aware, with all the advances in modern medicine, people are able to live significantly longer. For some people, this is a blessing. They are able to share their knowledge and experience with others, see more advances, and watch their grandchildren grow to be adults. For others though, living to be old isn’t all that great. Dementia, alzheimers disease, cancer, and a host of other problems, being old can really suck.
We live in a country that believes in the “Sanctity of Life”. What this means is that life is more important than choice. We, as people, do not have the right to end our own life. We must endure and struggle on. Personally, I call bullshit.
Within my post the Meaning of Life, I allude to my reason for writing it. I will now go more in depth. As anyone who knows me and my views, I am forever talking about knowing yourself. Knowing who you are is the key to knowing what you want, knowing what is truly important to you, and knowing what kinds of people you want in your life. I also talk about religion in the post. I do so in such a way as to get people to think about religion in a different way. I am not trying to get people to totally question their beliefs. What I want people to do is to think about why they believe the way they do.
The Meaning of Life
By: The Ghost in the Machine
What is the meaning of life? What happens to us when we die? Where do we come from and why are we here? The age old questions. Mankind, over countless generations, has tried to answer these questions in many different ways. We, as a species, have always tried to figure out our place in the grand scheme of things… the unlimited Universe.