That wasn't even what I wanted to update about, but I got off on a tangent. Sorry.
I'm supposed to be doing my paper for English right now. I had a cup of coffee and had a really good momentum going, but then I made the mistake of having a second cup of coffee so now i'm UBER-alert and all over the place. I need to wait for the coffee to settle so I can refocus on my paper. So in the mean time...here I am.
I can't narrow my focus long enough to concentrate on one subject so I'm just gonna stick in a quote that I've been mulling over for the past few days now:
"Part of our emergency is that it's so tempting to do this sort of thing now, to retreat to narrow arrogance, pre-formed positions, rigid filters, the 'moral clarity' of the immature. The alternative is dealing with massive, high-entropy amounts of info and ambiguity and conflict and flux; it's continually discovering new ares of personal ignorance and delusion. In sum, to really try to be informed and literate today is to feel stupid nearly all the time and to need help. That's about as clearly as I can put it" - David Foster Wallace
Never accept things at face value. Go out and educate yourself. You may feel stupid at first for realizing how ignorant you once were, but once you get past that feeling you'll feel MUCH better about yourself. I promise. As cliche' as it sounds: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. We live in too corrupt a society to not examine issues (social, religious, or otherwise) for ourselves.
And on that note...back to my homework.