When I was a freshman in college, I took a huge interest in theology. I spent countless hours researching different views, debating why I thought I was right, and sometimes even alienating people because I was so snub-nosed on the issues.
I’ll be the first to admit and own the fact that yesterday’s subject matter got real real, real quick. There wasn’t really any other way that I could address dating relationships, in my opinion. They’re nothing to be trifled with. Hopefully today will be a little bit lighter, as we talk about platonic relationships. I won’t be as long winded either.
Relationships are really hard. No, I’m not dealing with any relationship problems right now, either platonic or romantic. Over the past week or so, more of my everyday occurrences have consisted of relational interaction, and great interaction at that. I have no complaints about relationships right now.
Every region in the country has different perceptions and realities of institutions and organizations. There’s kind of an unspoken understanding and stigma about certain aspects of the society. I’ve come to realize this even more as I re-settle into the life and times of Tidewater Virginia.
If it isn’t obvious already, I really love music. It’s one of the few things in life that makes sense to me mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am perpetually listening to or humming some sort of tune.
There are very few things that I enjoy watching on TV that can actually keep my attention longer than a 30 minute time slot. I tend to zone out after maybe minute 40 or so if it isn’t a super interesting show or event.
So let me preface this whole thing with a disclaimer. What I’m about to say may not be a popular opinion. No I’m not going to talk about a social or political issue, or even a theological issue.
Life’s tough. Like really tough. The kind of tough that would be equivalent to thick, nasty callouses on a construction worker’s hands. And it keeps on getting tougher the longer we live.
Usually we start a project, relationships, and even stories with the end in mind. It’s not because we just want the end result; it’s because we want to make sure that whatever we’re working on is properly created and sturdy against the tests of time and scrutiny.