Carla, a twenty-four year old full time college student, full time single Mom and part time Medical Scribe, takes time between classes to reflect on the true meaning of family and friendships. Inspired by a clip from President Obama's farewell speech, Carla invokes mid-Twentieth century family and community values and encourages readers to once again engage, to appreciate the important things in life and to reach out and help each other.
I haven't really spoke about the election and Obama leaving. Everyone has their own opinion about this and I am sad that we cannot have him for another 4 years and so on. But election and Obama leaving aside, this clip is extremely valuable because personally I think our generation is slowly forgetting the true meaning of family and the true meaning of friendship before relationship. We want everything so fast but we don't want to take the time to form relationships between family and friends. The way this man views his wife is beyond aspiring because you don't see that anymore. What we see is unhappiness, cheating and divorce. Growing up there was no divorce, you worked out your problems, communicated and stayed together. Rarley did I hear of people getting divorced and now it's more common then marriage. It's like oh let's get married, few months later divorce papers are on the kitchen counter. Another thing I have observed is that there is so much cheating nowadays, when did cheating become okay and acceptable? My thing is if you "have or want" to cheat, leave. Why make the other person suffer and go through all that pain for your pleasure? Now that person who was cheated on will have trust issues because their significant other decided to go outside of their relationship and break the bond of trust between them. There are no excuses of why it's "okay and acceptable" to cheat. If your unhappy and miserable then communicate, if no changes are made then you know maybe it is okay to go your own ways, find yourself and then find someone who is for you. I guess I miss seeing and hearing about happiness and about how much people love their significant other, value their significant other and appreciate their significant other. We are all young but doesn't mean we should be immature about situations or not know how to value and appreciate the important things in life.
You may say well I wasn't raised in a household that had values and appreciation. Well that's an excuse because that may be true but doesn't mean you can't learn how to value or appreciate the important things in life.
As we go through life we never stop learning. I mean my family is extremely important to me and I learn new things everyday about them. I also learn to be a better mother to my daughter everyday, learning never stops. It stops when you give up on life. Our world may seem like it's going up in flames but doesn't mean we stop learning.
I don't know this is just my personal opinion and anyone who I am friends with I just wish you just a lifetime of happiness and I hope that you find value in your significant others (if your single well then shit find value in yourself or your family and friends).
We all are one and we all are here to help each other. If you forgot that, then as you can in college contact an elementary school and ask to sit in a kindergarten class and observe the interactions between tiny humans and maybe that will make you remember that we ALL are one and we ALL are here to help each other.
This is my first opinion on social media lol if you disagree or agree, you can comment and tell me why. But if you comment, all I ask is you have an open mind.
What's your take on Carla's observation?