Nike: Just do….what you want

I figured I couldn’t enjoy some thoughty time without the whole Nike ad situation popping up so I figured I would share my thoughts on it all…

I guess I will start on the NFL and Kap. I completely agree that he is better than a handful of quarterbacks who are currently playing in the NFL right now, and he rightfully so should be mad. If another player such as Antonio Brown or OBJ took the same path as Kap, I think they would still be playing today. Their talent outweighs the “backlash” and extra attention that Kap is currently experiencing. I feel like that may be an unpopular opinion but I believe that it is true. (This could be a entire post on its own)

The one aspect of this situation that I think about the most, is how affected and “hurt” people are by players kneeling for the anthem. I can see their point of view, and they have every right to believe that players should be standing and can express that. Just as players have the right to kneel. I get why they become upset and want to express that, I really do, but to boycott the NFL or to burn your Nike shoes is just crazy to me. Maybe its selfish but why would I stop watching something I have have enjoyed for many years because of a knee? I believe people get caught up in the us vs them narrative and then run wild with it.

I don’t want to come off as minimizing the protest, because I do acknowledge it, but people are letting it affect something they love and destroying something they purchased so that they can prove a point?

I may be talking in circles now, but I don’t know fully how to express my thoughts on the situation at hand. Personally, I believe that people should stand for the anthem, but I am not mad or upset with players who take a knee. Like I said, I acknowledge the knee and the fact their expressing their rights and move on. People let a situation like this put them in a negative mindset and they become obsessed with it. I get being upset and angry but to limit your own happiness over it doesn’t make much sense to me.

My bottom line is that whatever external events or other things are going on, you gotta put yourself first sometimes and stay focused on your own happiness and success. I know that is a lot harder done than said, but that’s what I am striving for. People should be able to do what they want, as long as it is safe and not putting others at risk.

 

As my posts continue to add up, it is becoming me examining my major thoughts that I had throughout the day and thinking them over without any distractions at night.. AKA Thoughty Time

 

Final Thoughts:

-I think Kap wearing the pig’s as cops socks more offensive than anything else he’ s done.

-Dont let other’s actions affect your own happiness.

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ThoughtyTime:Where…actually when would you go?

As I briefly stated before in my intro post, this blog is about random thoughts that pop up in my busy mind throughout the day. As you will soon come to see, often something I see or a small little thought turns into spiraling down a rabbit hole and ending up somewhere completely different. This post is going to have people wondering how did he end up there?? But I guess thats what makes the human mind so fascinating and productive. I had countless random thoughts today but this one was very interesting to me…

Anyway…I was driving in my Mazda 3, on a way to work training and drove past someone changing a tire. First thought was, the nice thing to do would be to ask if they need help, but I quickly remembered that I have no idea how to change a tire. Now this may be embarrassing to some, but I have come to accept it. As I drove by I quietly thanked the fact that roadside assistance exists.

A recurring thought kept popping up, I kept asking myself if I had to, would I be able to figure out how to change my tire if I had to? Would I be able to function in society when being handy was essential to survival…? And then BOOM, I cannonballed down the rabbit hole and wondered how would I have survived throughout some of histories most famous events.

I like to think that if I grew up in certain eras I would be fine because I wouldn’t know anything else. I would be running around hunting for my own food or maybe heading off  to war. I also, like to believe that if I was transported back in history somehow (Magic TreeHouse style…favorite books growing up) that I would eventually adapt like humans have done throughout history.

For whatever reason, I first thought about being a 25 year old on the front lines during World War I and being told that we would be heading out of the trench and moving forward, which was almost a guaranteed death. This dark time in history lead me to question which events in history would I like to go back and experience. My hope is that people read this post and they share what event in history they would like to go back and experience.

  1. Ancient Egypt would without a doubt be my first choice  to go back in time to experience. I wouldn’t want to live there, but would hope for more of a ghost of christmas past scenario where I am a casual observer. There are so many mysteries surrounding Ancient Egypt, so who wouldn’t want to find out what really happened, and how the sphinx and pyramids were truly constructed.
  2. My second choice is not very specific. I would like to be present (Magic TreeHouse style) at different famous speeches. I would love to experience George Washington rallying the troops or MLK giving the “I have a dream speech” and simply take it all in.

Anywayyyy, I could make cases for a lot of different events in history but the two previously mentioned stood out the most for me. Thinking about living and experience the past really makes me grateful for all that we have now. I don’t think I was cut out to build the pyramids or storm Normandy, but none the less it would be pretty neat to experience.

I crawled back out of this rabbit hole when I arrived to my training. I wouldn’t consider this day dreaming, but more of a productive examination of the past, or even just simply enjoying some THOUGHTY TIME.

 

 

ThoughtyTime: The begining

The idea behind this blog was a spot to simply write about my random thoughts that race in my head throughout the day and lead to actual conversations that result in thinking instead of just reacting. I figured a blog would be a better spot to share my thoughts instead of social media and figured it could be fun! Wether that may be completely random thoughts or thoughts about current events or events that I experience. I was thinking about how everything I read online and social media has an agenda or is aligned with certain beliefs, so I wanted to create a space where my thoughts are expressed truthfully and honestly. The hope being that eventually other people can express and share their random thoughts or questions that popped into their mind during the day.

I think the simplicity of recording the random thoughts that pop in your head throughout an average day can be intriguing and can lead to interesting conversations. Countless thoughts come and go but are never shared and thats what I want to do! Whether the thought comes and goes quickly, or I focus and spending time on a thought, I want to record it.

Everyone has those moments when sitting in class or at work and and have a funny thought or randomly think of a premise for a tv show and chuckle to themselves….why not share that!!! As well as hear other people’s funny and thought provoking thoughts.

On this blog, I am sure that readers will read all sorts of my thoughts..including serious, funny, as well as anything and everything. I would love to get some advice and feedback on this idea and i will be sharing this initial post with the hope of getting it seen by some people.

This is a platform to express thoughts without a character limit and my hope is that this is a spot for sharing, laughing, and most importantly simple conversations about everyday things.

My next step is to start recording and writing and hope that ThoughtyTime turns into something great!! I will be trying to spread the blog as soon as I get some posts flowing.

 

-TT