Anonymous asked: how to you feel about the syria situation?
To be honest, I don’t know as much about the situation as I should so I’m not educated enough to provide a whole analysis. Regarding details like economic sanctions and foreign military involvement, I really don’t think I’m educated enough on the issue to have an opinion and I definitely should look into it more. It’s easy to say that we should be doing more, but I can’t really make a blanket statement like that without being more educated on what’s going on.
However, what I do think is a problem is that there’s so much emphasis on why Americans should care about what’s happening in Syria - I think that’s completely ignorant. The press tries to make Americans care about Syria by explaining that the civil war presents a potential Arab-Israeli issue or that Syria could devolve into a country with a regime like Iran or Iraq that could then pose terrorist threats. That may be true, but Americans don’t (or shouldn’t) need to be convinced that they should care. Americans shouldn’t care about Syria because of any of those reasons - they should care about Syria because people in the world are dying and that’s a problem. The fact that the press even has to come up with a reason that people should care about innocent lives being lost in Syria is pathetic. We’re all part of the same humanity and that’s why we should care. A life is a life - and thousands are being lost without just cause. I can’t think of a better reason to care.
"That’s the thing about you. You ask "are you okay?" and I feel like I’m actually supposed to give you an honest answer. It’s scary."
Anonymous asked: What are five important things you've learned about yourself?
ooh great question!
1. I’m much more outgoing than I thought I was, especially in college - and there’s nothing wrong with being outgoing. Being outgoing goes hand in hand with confidence and I think I’m more confident now, which allows me to be more outgoing. And energy is infectious.
2. I’m self-driven. When I’m self-motivated to do something, I’m the most successful at it. Anything that I do because I want to or because I know that it will make a difference I do the best.
3. I want to be a doctor - so badly. (I didn’t know that a year ago.)
4. I don’t give myself enough credit.
5. I’m very lucky. I’ve been blessed with so many things like a great education, wonderful friends, and the best family that anyone could ask for. I’m so lucky and I hope that I can use the blessings I’ve been given to benefit humanity in some way.
i’m bored someone ask me a question about life