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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is Horror Natural?

I once worked with a woman from Romania. She was puzzled at the Western love of horror movies. Coming from a country under the dictator Ceceascu she knew all about REAL horror. She asked me, "Why do people pay money to scare themselves?" It was something I'd never thought of before but have thought a lot of since. I wonder if it doesn't come from millions of years ago when we were small and there were many big creatures that liked to eat us. Somehow we wish to recreate this feeling because it feels normal, we've lived with horror for so long in the wild. It's just a thought. I know I'd never convince her that it is fun to be scared but that is just what our instincts have left us with.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hi All

We all need tolerance and the best way to get it is to be tolerant yourself. Never mind if someone isn't as smart as you, they often have other qualities in them.
I'm lucky to live in a city with diversity. There are many ethnics groups here and I find many of them have a better understanding of what it means to be free than native born Canadians. They love it here and that they are guaranteed their lives.
I just feel that so many Canadians forget how important freedom is and how we stay free. They don't vote, for one. Also, they seem not to remember that others are entitled to the same freedoms as themselves. They'll see someone who is 'different' in some way, or not mainstream, and they'll say he/she should be locked away. I remember being told how there was a tribe of Natives, very poor, who lived by the highway, people complained they had to see this poverty when they drove by. So the government moved them away from the highway. How cruel.
There's so many people on the earth now a days that the only way to get along is with tolerance. So many people just need kindness to get through. Why is it so hard?
Well, I'll stop ranting. I just wanted to get it off my chest.