I'm choosing topics from various blog challenges this year, and the first one that really spoke to me was: If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
I had so many answers for this one. Things like hate, greed, homelessness, and hunger. Any one of these would work as I agree that they all shouldn't be a part of our world. But I think the one thing I would love to get rid of in this world is partisanship in politics.
I know it's unrealistic because everyone likes to choose sides, but if we could ever get to the point where a side isn't trying to win, if there were no Democrats or Republicans, just Americans, this world...our world...might be a better place. I'm sure other countries could reap the same benefit if parties didn't represent the people.
I mean, think about it. If our political world was a mixed blend of people who disagree on issues and they weren't backed by a party, they would have no choice but to work together. If, instead of parties against one another, we had Americans working together for a common good, imagine what could be done for this country! There would be less name-calling like "libtards" and "repugnants" in our vocabulary. We'd have to make compromises on every issue.
Maybe this is pie-in-the-sky and I'm not seeing things clearly. It's possible, but this is the one thing I'd choose to erase from the world.
I've been blogging for many years, but it used to be a sporadic thing. I'd blog one month and skip the next. When going through my blog roll today, I realized that as of December 2018, I will have blogged every month since December 2014. Some months, I may have only written one post, but, much like my goal to write every day, I kept up my blog every month. And I realize now how important it is.
Even though there aren't a lot of comments, my blog is the most read part of my website. Visitors continue to read through my older posts, even some dating back to early 2014. My blog is the reason my website has so many visitors which tells me I need to be even more active. So I'm going to shoot for blogging no less than twice a month for the next six months and see how I do. If I can blog more, I will, but I definitely want to keep things rolling here since I've almost reached the four year mark!
Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you'll continue to stop by.
I saw this topic on a blog challenge, and it resonated with me because I've been watching a lot of television from the eighties and nineties. As I lived through that time period, I didn't think there was anything I'd miss about it. Surprisingly, I do. I say surprisingly because I'm a big fan of technology and the advancements that have been made in the 38 years since 1980 which is why I'd never go back to the way things were. However, I do miss the importance of phone calls.
Nowadays, we have our phones glued to our fingertips so we don't miss a call. It's easy to get in touch with someone, and if you can't talk to them, you can always send them a text. But back in the late eighties and early nineties, phone calls were something you had to invest time in, especially if it was to a relative or friend who lived out of state. You scheduled a time to call, poured yourself a glass of iced tea, and settled in for a long evening conversation on your corded phone. And when you got a phone call in the evening, you didn't have caller ID to check, and it didn't matter because you wanted to know who was calling you. Generally, a telephone call was something you looked forward to, not a nuisance.
There were payphones on every corner along with telephone booths, and a call had to be pretty important for you to stop. But it was that waiting to talk to someone that made it a little more special. Communication wasn't right at our fingertips, and it made telephone conversations special. It built anticipation as you waited for that call from someone you loved.
Honestly, though, while I get nostalgic about the past at times, there's no way I'd willingly give up my cell phone. I might miss a call!
By now most of us have a bucket list even if it's not written down. I'd never thought about the things I wouldn't do until I saw the suggestion in a blog topic post. So here is the beginning of the things I have no interest in doing at any time in my future. (These are in no particular order!)
And that's just 14! I know there are plenty more so we'll make this a part one!
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