I am a 24 year old, half Italian(-American) girl. Moderately liberal because I would never deny someone something that increases their happiness as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else. Big proponent of science over religion because I prefer logic to faith and because I believe that being without religion does not mean that you go without a moral compass. My biggest pet peeve is the obvious lack of consequences for some people who do horrible things and get away with it, like people who bully or drive erratically on the highway but honk at you like you are the problem. This stems back to my non-religious mindset because I don’t believe there is some omnipotent judge just waiting for these people to die so they can get their just deserves. These people just keep doing what they want and get whatever they want at the expense of others and this, above all else, is what really burns my buns.
These beliefs are what help me sleep at night. Knowing that my stance in the world would never allow for anyone to consider me ridiculous or outrageous. The people who represent my ideals are well-spoken and eloquent. Their protest signs are spelled correctly and their points are based in logic and sound economics and good will towards their fellow man. Occasionally poking fun at those we consider ridiculous and outrageous, because to take them seriously would surely drive me insane. Because watching them on television forcing their fear mongering down the collective throat of the rest of the country is so awful and heartbreaking that the only way to deal with it on a daily basis is to laugh it off. Surely anyone with a brain wouldn’t buy into it. I am constantly surprised by how many people do.
In my personal life, I am a 50/50 split of traditionalism and modern beliefs. I want to get married and be a stay-at-home mother one day and do all the “womanly” crafts that were so common in the days of yore. I also think that those roles can be achieved by anyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation. I wouldn’t hesitate to let my children play with or go to the home of a child who had homosexual parents. In fact, their house is probably a cleaner, safer place to play than my own.
I am not interested in having long, drawn out conversations about politics or religion. In my training in the beauty industry I was taught that these are not polite topics of conversation, and I stand by that system. I will often state my opinion about a topic, but merely to have it stated, not to hear your response. I realize this is the adult equivalent to walking up on the stage and saying “I have yellow hair!” with no provocation. I am okay with this. Participating in “debate” is what I consider one of the biggest wastes of my time. I would rather get my finger caught in a door that waste minutes I will never get back. No one is going to change the way I look at the world, and I in no way seek to change anyone else’s, so I leave it at that.