I spent Saturday taking pictures at a wedding with my wife. Despite all the evils in the world, all the silly games and plundering, there was still joy to be found in the individual. We took photographs for a young couple about the same age as us. They had been together almost as long as we had, and were embarking on a journey together as husband and wife. It is a pleasant experience to capture the joy of a couple like that, and frame those moments for the rest of their lifetimes.
My articles are highly controversial and thought provoking. I am not afraid to rattle other people’s cages. I’ll shake your foundations and challenge your current thought process because what we’re told to think is not always the way things should be. I challenge you to think outside of the box with your own independent mindset. After all, freedom and independence starts with thoughts, with the individual, then the expression of those thoughts.
My father-in-law is a highly controversial figure in the greater Cincinnati area, some of his articles and statements dumbfound readers and listeners. He thinks outside of the box, and challenges the establishment. I agree with most of the things he says, if not all of them, but I love how he isn’t afraid to throw issues out there for what they are.
My sister-in-law’s fiance just started his own blog about Christianity. Though I’m not particularly religious, I like how he is pursuing a creative endeavor to help others.
My wife has a photography blog, she sees the world in a very positive and creative light. I have her to thank for the peace and happiness I feel inside.
I am surrounded by creative people who think outside of the box. My take on issues is different than all of them, but each of us respects the others thoughts, because your thoughts are your first declaration of independence. So put your flag in the ground and write/talk about what you believe in and why, and don’t be afraid to challenge others, or be challenged yourself. Often when we meet opposing views, we find that we need to look for more information to support our case. If your case gets strengthened by what you find; great. If your case gets weakened, perhaps it is you who need to change your position, or at least find out more before you continue down the same old road.
The beauty of thought is that each is your own, and thoughts spiral a web of interesting ideas and information. Declare independence from the establishment, from the norm and from the conformed, and make each thought your own.