AJ’s Blog

Toxic is Toxic

When a relationship is toxic the solution would seem like an obvious one, but what AJ has seen too much of in his life is the aspect of family trying to blur that. Just because you're blood doesn't mean you should tolerate much more than you would in any other relationship. While there may be no perfect answer, for AJ being family is not the end all be all for facing issues.

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We Need to Open Our Eyes

With what is going on in the country is complex but there's one simple solution that could make a lot of headway, experiencing. For AJ it's all about traveling, especially internationally, and seeing new places, trying new food, meeting new food but most importantly being somewhere brand new where you have no idea. That's not all though, more people need to seek out different opinions and be open to learning what they don't know.

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Opinions Aren’t Facts

Everyone has opinions but recently more and more have seemed to elevate them as equals to facts. In an age where more and more information is readily available it seems it is being revolted against as people just surround themselves with similar thoughts and ideas to verify their opinions. It is becoming more common for conversations to end with 'Well that's my opinion.' when met with opposite ideas to retreat in ignorance.

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To Understand You Have to Acknowledge You Don’t Know

It took me a couple of days to process and put down what I was thinking with everything going on in the country. What I noticed was there is so much needless arguing. Part of it is hypocrisy and part of it is 'being on a side' but the end result is really the same. Ultimately, I reflected on a bit of perspective I have to realize I don't have any perspective. It's okay to say 'I don't know.' and I think that's where understanding what's happening right now starts.

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