Learning Through Experience

The Nightcap


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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller



Southern Women and Hurricanes

Southern belles’ have a reputation among some as being wholesome and dignified–in their own country way. They exude a certain level of ignorance mixed with class and there is nothing funnier than listening to them speak on issues that are serious.

Take the latest hurricane that we have had to face, for example. Hurricane Dorian tore apart everything in its path. The storm may be no laughing matter…but the southern ladies who attempt to prepare for the storm certainly are.

In this video, you get an example of what southern women talk about when they are preparing for a storm. It’s a terrible stereotype, but somehow they hit the mark on many of the things they choose to say. One woman loses it when she finds out that Walmart might close due to the hurricane and another wants to know which wig she should wear for the ‘hurricane party’ they are all planning. In this spoof of reality among the elite southern women, it’s not about race…it’s only about maintaining southern charm–despite the weather.

We don’t often think about it, but there are so many differences between people depending on the region they come from. Those from New York have a reputation for being rude, those from California have a reputation for being air-headed surfers, and those from the south have a reputation for being racist.

The unfortunate thing about these stereotypes is that they often make it hard for a person who comes from these areas to meet people without being judged. The beauty about this video is that it makes it clear that the intent is to find humor in those things that tend to pull us all apart.



Marriage Woes

Believe it or not, there are some people who add their own interpretation of what the Bible verses truly mean. It’s as if people simply use the Bible to justify being hateful, ignorant bigots who work double overtime to keep the world divided.

Think it’s all a farce? Check out this video of a woman caught on film discussing why she refuses to allow a black man and a white woman to get married in her venue.

She had the nerve to say that the Bible is against two people of different races marrying one another and that she’s only trying to uphold her religious beliefs.

Wow. Why is it that people take something as beautiful as God and religious verse and turn it into something that is angry and evil? The woman in the video received top-notch backlash when the video went viral. She even apologized on Facebook… as it turns out, she realized that the Bible didn’t say anything about different races getting married.

The next time someone attempts to tell you that the Bible doesn’t like something, make them go to the good book and point out exactly where it says what they are repeating. If they can’t show you where their quotes are listed in the Bible, then you have full permission to take the book from their hands and then slap them with it. You’re welcome.


How craving attention makes you less creative

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us — trying to gain followers and likes only to be left feeling inadequate and less creative. In a refreshingly honest talk, he explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity — and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention.

Watch here