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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hmmm... Interesting

Well, I was told to look up a few things at dictionary.com by one of the posters on this site. Usually, I save that site from when I am writing and I need to look up a word. But anyway, I took the person's advice and looked up the 3 words, lover, ignorant and racist. hehe! I must say looking at all the descriptions, I found out some things I think even she didn't know or understand.

First of all, the word "lover", she said if I didn't sleep with this guy, he wasn't my lover. HA!! Young lady, now you must be kidding there, right?? Look at the definition I found for "lover"...

1. a person who is in love with another.
2. a person who has a sexual or romantic relationship with another.
3. a person with whom one conducts an extramarital sexual affair.
4. a person who has a strong enjoyment or liking for something, as specified: a lover of music.
5. a person who loves, esp. a person who has or shows a warm and general affectionate regard for others: a lover of mankind.

OK, I'd like to know where it says, or even implies, that a lover is someone you have to sleep with or you're not lovers? We were in love, we were romantic, we even vehemently enjoyed each other. I don't think there is a set standard for love that says you have to go to bed with the other person. We dated for a year, or close if I remember correctly. After I got used to him, we held hands at the movies, and he would whisper sweet nothings at me. But we never kissed or slept together. Well, he kissed me!!!! He understood though that I am shy about giving kisses myself.

And here is the definition for Racist......

1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

My own opinion on Obama more closely fits the definition in bold. Don't worry, I meant to not highlight "discrimination" as I don't dislike Obama because he is of African descent. The person who made the comments obviously has not been reading my posts carefully enough. I've been told I am very contemplative in my writing, maybe too much so for some simple minds. Not making fun here, just saying maybe I need to write in a more simplistic manner on these blogs. But this is the same thing as Ty playing the race card on Rockstar when he was eliminated. I think some people tend to overplay the race card as well. I could play it myself and say this person dislikes me probably because she thinks I'm white, or because I am only half white, but I am not like that!! That's not my style at all. Besides, I really couldn't care less if she likes me or not!!! I have friends that I trust and who understand me, that's good enough for me.

Now for the definition of "ignorance", this is what I found....

1. the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
2. The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.
3. the lack of knowledge or education
4. The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.
5. (Theol.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have. --Book of Common Prayer.

Wow! I had to go down quite a bit on that page to gather all these as they were scattered everywhere. I found all that. And, I also found this definition:

Ignorance is bliss
Not knowing something is often more comfortable than knowing it.
Note: This
proverb resembles “What you don't know cannot hurt you.” It figures in a passage from “On a Distant Prospect of Eton College,” by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.’”

Perhaps this is the way I like it. Not knowing what lies ahead would be better and less stressful on me than knowing. I give my opinion on these blogs, people can accept it or reject it, I don't care. It's their choice, not mine.

Well, just thought y'all would be interested in knowing what I found in relation to what was said. ;)
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