Sunday, January 5, 2014

A New Year's Message From Your Resident Hippy

So far this year hasn't been anything new. In order to make it a really new year, I think the world needs a good, strong new year's resolution. I came up with one.

Let's not treat complex moral and political problems as simple, multiple choice questions. Let's not create dichotomies where there are none. Let's not treat people and people's lives as political agenda. Instead, let's try and always keep the human element in our mind. Let's think of others as complex individuals, not as stereotypes or crowds or numbers. Let's have more discussions and less debates. Let's see big pictures without forgetting the little picture. And finally, let's ask very nicely that Ben Affleck not be Batman.*

*I don't actually care that Ben Affleck is Batman. Best of luck to him.