The title is certainly a keeper, huh?
It sucks knowing that where I stand in my life, I have absolutely no power. I don't have a right to make a statement or voice my opinion. I try (very often, naturally) and occasionally it does work, but in the end, it's just temporary. Nothing I say will influence my life any more than me saying nothing at all. (Does that make sense?)
"Freedom is a state of mind." I remember saying this a year ago during a discussion. Now that I think about it, I don't understand what I meant. Does that mean that ignorance is bliss? Or does it just mean that if I believe I am free, then I am? The statement sounds very psychological, y'know, something a philosopher might say. But according to society, this is not true. There is no such thing as complete freedom; I'm sure it is very obvious. Is there anyone in this world that has complete control of their life? I'm sure there are a number of people that are successful enough to choose their own path but there are always obstacles-- always something hindering you.
You can't go out into the street and say something negative and expect people to respond positively about it. For example, "I'm going to shoot all the birds because I hate them." Of course, there are those who have the same opinion as you, but they won't just go up to you and say, "Count me in," or something like that. Even those who are on your side will just look at you weird, as if you're an idiot. Why would you say that out loud, they will think. On the other hand, the public will judge you, saying that you're a monster, why are you so cruel, and stuff like that.
They are plenty of instances where freedom is hindered. Men are superior to women, racial supremacy, the age for sufferage, all kinds of things. It's almost like, why was freedom even invented if we can't have the whole package? Why give us a sliver of hope when it's just not possible? Of course, it's not like I want the freedom I individually get taken away, (especially right after SOPA/PIPA/ACTA prevention) but sometimes I just sometimes wonder...why?
Oh wow, that took me a awhile to think about, haha~
But anyway, the last person I hugged was my high school - turned college friend (she opted to leave high school in her junior year of high school because of the curriculum and went to college instead... a bit odd, but she's doing pretty well over there).
The last time I saw her was when I hugged her about... 2 weeks ago? I happened to stop by the store and she came into work to start her shift.
I haven't seen her since the time she skipped to college so it was a nice change to finally see her and talk and hug her multiple times, lol~
... Now that I think about it, I really need to give out more hugs; not being able to remember who I hugged last might be fine but the fact is that I haven't hug anyone since then is really sad to me!