Can you be a feminist without knowing what a feminist is? This is one question that I have been asking myself over the past few days. On one hand it seems so incredibly obvious that the answer is yes, people can have a belief without actually knowing what humans have decided to classify it as, and that thought made me think that, case closed, I was a feminist before I actually knew what the terminology was.
But, on the other hand, I have learned so much over the past year about many people’s ideas and beliefs about what feminism is, and what it means to them, that the thought of saying that people can be something without discovering what it truly means to them seems most untrue. Until this year, I didn’t really express my thoughts as much as I do now. I acknowledge them a lot more than I did before.
For some reason, giving something a name seems to clarify a lot of things for me, and most people alike. It is kind of like looking at one tiny part of a picture, trying to figure out what it means, and then one day looking up at the rest of the picture, and then it all makes sense.
Knowing that there are in fact people that think the same way as me was really important to me, not because I am afraid of being different, but because you have like minded people you can talk to, and you aren’t trying to make the whole world see things the way you do.
I haven’t been debating this in my head enough to come to a conclusion, so I’ll let you know when I’m done to the final round. In the mean time, thoughts? I would love to know what others think about the subject.
It’s something that I wonder about a lot. The point of living, I mean. Why should humans even exist on this planet? What is our purpose? How do we help to human race, and more importantly, how do we help everything that is beyond that? Why do we get up in the morning, live our lives? Get jobs have kids, whatever we do, why? Why is our life important? We live it, we die. What’s the point in that?
People who wonder these things, but decide that it is worth living, for whatever reason, are lucky. They can dismiss these thoughts and never question this with the same intensity again. Those that don’t, they are the not so lucky ones. And they aren’t okay with just livings without wondering why.
So why are some people okay with our existence, even though to many, it seems pointless. Is it because they have something to live for, or just assume that they are here now, better make the most of it until it is too late. Or do some people just not want to know, would rather live in ignorance because questioning things is dangerous, especially if there isn’t any answers.
What is the point of our existence anyway? I’m convinced that there isn’t an answer for that. Some people will help change the world, and our society. Some will work within our society, supplying it with things it needs to grow and succeed. And some people will will work against our society. But I think people live and exist for reasons that only they can discover themselves. It’s when you can’t discover that reason, that is when you are truly lost.
Recently, at the Information Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Samsung released a fridge. With a Wi-Fi connection.This basically means that this fridge can access the internet. I know some people would absolutely love this idea,and think it was the best thing invented since microwave popcorn,but to me, it just seems silly. Why on earth do we need to have a fridge with internet? Apparently, this fridge allows you to watch television, play music and sync your Google calendar to it. On one of the websites I looked at, I saw a comment about the fridge that stated
”The tech-savvy Samsung RF4289 Refrigerator is packed with fun and practical apps, making it more than just a typical freezer.”
Well, the verdicts in, your fridge is just a typical fridge. Why do we need fridges that aren’t typical? I like my fridge! It’s not like there isn’t any other way we can do the things that you can do on that fridge. And why on earth would you want a fridge that you can watch television on?
Aside from the fact that this fridge is pointless, I do think it is an incredible invention, and shows what humans can achieve. Just next time, do you think we could focus on cancer?