The Learning Curve
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. Actually, this is the beauty of a thought. Even after we have taken the time to flesh out our thoughts, we can still take the time to think about the thoughts. This is the beauty of learning, thinking. It does not end. Just because someone has finished formal schooling. It doesn't mean that learning ends. Learning can happen anywhere. Through our life, interactions, experience. Learning never ends.
These thoughts are connected to my previous thoughts. It was a firm stance and principle that I felt that a personal attack should not take place in the safe space of a theater. A theater should remain a safe space where individuals can get together to enjoy a show, as well as learn and interpret the show by formulating their own meanings. Whilst V. P Elect Mike Pence graciously accepted that he was not offended - the incident can be open to a broader audience, or even taken to the classroom. Ask the students - should a personal attack be allowed to take place in a safe space of a theater? Should paid artists be allowed to take these steps?
Then we may think about what Kanye West who decided to speak in favor of Donald Trump and ask his concert members to accept these results, and move to a mode of union. The difference is that this was his own concert. In a sense he is a free - lance artist who is speaking out. This was the difference. He faced back lashes. Now he is going through health issues. Whilst the star of "Hamilton" has remained, carrying out his final show.
Then we can add another layer when Gigi Hadid decided to impersonate Melania Trump (who has since apologized). I mean does it end? Or will it end? If you think about it, the Clinton Campaign was very concerned for the rights of women. So does it make sense for any one to impersonate another woman? If nothing else, it should be a time for all to move along to a mode of union. However we must also remember that unity can be imitated by a single person, but it takes all, everyone to reciprocate. Unity is a reciprocal relationship.
My thoughts are not a personal attack on any of the celebrities involved. They are simply analytical of the events that have taken place. They are not also an attack on the musical "Hamilton", itself. Once again they are analytical of the events that took place.
After taking the time to think about these events - I thought to myself: There will always be those who are critical about what or who a person is. We cannot stop this. Everyone has a right to an opinion, how or where it is expressed can be called into question. However, as the Republican party moves towards transition. I think it is important to rise above the critics. And remember the passion and premise of the Republican party.
Let us be thankful.
There will always be a critic. Sometimes it is others. Sometimes it is our own self. No one can please everyone. This thought can also be connected to parents. We have to choose our battles, similarly in the public domain, We face choices and have to make decisions. We can only simply raise the awareness with the hope that individuals themselves will turn their gaze to a mode of unity, within the Republican party as well as with those who are in opposition.
Dedication: To all beings - be thankful.
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand - written on November 22nd, 2016.
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