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Basketball and Highschoolers

That must have been some T-Wolves game for John last night. Kings made basically a 13 point comeback in the last 2 minutes of the game to send it into overtime. I thought it was some sort of sick joke. Luckily, the Wolves pulled it out, and we’re on to game 4 where we will hand them their …’s.

I’ve been insanely busy with school and work. Homework got pushed back due to all the computers being down at the U of M. Not to mention that starting tomorrow all my finals begin. Man. Finals yet again. I can’t wait till Saturday when all this is done for the next 3 months. Of course, the work will still be there, but the rest will be done.

I had an interesting experience last night watching Everwood. Some of you have known me long enough to remember me not wanting to watch certain shows. Things would cause me to get trapped in my own mind, asking myself questions I didn’t want to be asking. This hasn’t happened for a long long time with me, but it did again watching Everwood last night.

I don’t know what it was. I felt pain. Pure and clean pain. It’s amazing how old wounds can still hurt to this day. I’m not even sure why I was feeling like I did. I just didn’t want the pain of Ephram. It’s not real. And yet, here I was stuck in a falsely created emition, stirred up by the past. Wow.

I made another wonderful realization today. Children want to know everything. Highschoolers think they know everything. Adults realize they know nothing. It’s been driving me mad lately how some people I know are making statements of fact, when it is indeed opinion. It’s not all highscoolers, and it’s not all bad, so don’t think I’m targetting *you*, I’m just saying as a whole. Growing up means learning to accept the fact that there is a lot of grey in this world, grey which will never be understood.

Take for example something as simple as an election. People want to blaim Bush for a lot of what’s going on, but it’s not his fault. People think it will end with Kerry, it won’t. People think we will be better off with one or the other… that’s a toss up. Think about it: Who’s to say what either one will do in office after they are elected. Bush could die watching Cheney have a heart attack. Kerry could sell Flordia to Cuba to decrease the national debt. The entire Washington DC area could be removed by some devasting disaster. Heck, congress might even be able to get away with passing a bill that eliminates the job of president. Needless to say, they all could make decisions that utterly destroy the USA.

The fact of the matter is, neither one will. Neither one will do a bad job, and if they do, we have measures to protect ourselves.

Now, in no way am I saying that the election isn’t important. It is. We definently have a choice about what path we want to go in reguards to taxes, priorities, that sort of thing. But seriously, it’s not so serious that if we pick the wrong guy, we’re all going to die. It just isn’t. You can’t know what either one will do in the future, and you can’t even begin to think like them because as Douglas Adams once wrote, “No one capable of getting elected ever should be allowed to hold office”. In other words: they tell you stuff to get there, not always what they are going to do once they are there.

Do you ever remember hearing Bush say he was going to attack Iraq in the elections 4 years ago? no… Is that what he will be remembered for? yes. Anyone remember what Bush said 4 years ago besides the press? Not really. Maybe something about tax cuts.

So that said: It’s not life or death. It’s not black or white. There is no right or wrong answer. Only opinion. And that is in fact my opinion.

So my new goal here is to strive for even less black and white, and even more grey. I wonder if I can do it. I have to get back to work. Later all.

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