I have been gaming for as long as I can remember. In recent years, I have become more of a gamer especially because it allows for time to be spent with close friends while playing something we all like. It has become a stress reliever and as I tell my wife, my happy place. There are some cons associated with it such as faulty or cheap equipment. This is what led me to purchasing the Energizer rechargeable batteries that I adore.
Almost two decades ago I started working in the youth development field as a counselor during the summer. I worked with school aged youth in Caton Park. I never knew it would become a career I was passionate about. Growing up in a house full of kids and being the older one, I had to assume responsibility over my younger family members. Because of my upbringing, being in this field felt right. As I progressed I began to love it more and more. However, the more passionate I became the more obstacles I faced. It became painfully obvious, after a few years of working in this field, that it was business as usual. Numbers to show funders were more important than the efficiency of the work being done. The politics of business had invaded a field founded on empathy and advocacy.
Are you at your worst or is life prepping you for the best moments you have encountered thus far? Perspective can be a huge difference in the answer to this question. We know what perspective is however, many of us overlook the importance of it.
One of the pillars included in the foundation of any romantic or intimate relationship is seduction. So often we overlook the importance of this factor. Seduction is relevant and usually present to some degree in every stage of these type of relationships. Seduction provides vibrancy to our relationships.
Recently I listened to the Brilliant Idiots podcast and it made me think about moral honesty — the ability for us as people to speak our truth even when there could be repercussions. As simple as this seems, this can be very difficult for us all. I question why we feel the need to hide who we are and our systems of belief. Moral honesty is necessary for our progression as people even though it can be more comfortable to walk with the crowd.
At this point I wonder, is marriage the end goal or a bargaining chip in a relationship? I have always viewed it as the ultimate commitment and the best way of showing how dedicated you are to your partner. It looks like for some it is an option used for perks. Taking a closer look at the history of the traditions of marriage might provide more insight on how we approach unions of all types today.