Please follow the link below to read my most recent guest blog on immigrantsinfobank.com.
Well, I am once again editing this site and building another with a couple of team members. In the interest of creating some inbound links, I will post a link to the newest site here. It is a site aimed at helping new arrivals to the US find the information they need in one convenient spot. Have a look and let me know what you think.
This story ran on Yahoo! a few days ago… I think it’s a great example of the type of story that prompts emotional knee-jerk reactions. While there are many options in between… the two extremes are: 1) Ignore the extremists entirely and go on about our business (the Olympics in this case) and 2) Shut down the Olympics (or boycott them) to keep people safe – and thus in some people’s opinion, let the bad guys win.
So I pose this question to you… after reading the above article… which option would you choose?
Now imagine you are posed the same question and you are:
1) An Olympian
2) The mother of an Olympian
3) A family who has saved for years to make this trip
4) A government official charged with the safety of the participants / attendees
Does your answer change? Do you have a new perspective?
Bottom Line is this… feel free to exercise your freedoms, but take responsibility for the consequences of your actions.
Side note, I love Phil (or at least the character he portrays on the show) and in his defense, I haven’t heard him whining about his suspension, or claiming anyone has trampled his rights.
This adventure begins as I pursue my Masters from Boston University. It is part of my E-commerce class.
Though I often have opinions, for the most part, I keep them to myself. In this day and age it has become much easier to simply click “like” on the post of someone with a similar opinion, than it is to voice my own. By doing so, you get to maintain your anonymity for the most part, you don’t risk negative feedback, and you don’t have to spend a lot of time figuring out what your opinion really is on a given matter.
But on a rare occasion, even on my face book, a comment comes along that I can’t ignore. Most often it is when a member of a group that I identify with goes way off base, and I feel the need to temper their opinion a bit, lest they reflect poorly upon me.
Odd isn’t it? That I would fear being lumped into the same category as another, because we have different opinions on a matter? Doesn’t each individual have their own opinion on EVERY matter? Just because my opinions are in alignment a majority of the time with these people I identify with, does that mean that I subscribe to every opinion they have? Why do I feel the need to raise my hand and say “Don’t put me in the same box as this person or these people”?