I often see posts online about how we must honor our American soldiers who died defending our “freedom”.
I have a few questions related to this.
1. What freedom do you believe it is that was actually defended?
2. Is this freedom worth dying for?
3. Do the dead people care whether you honor them or not?
4. What exactly do you mean by the word honor?
Earlier this year, George passed his website on to me. Basically he wants me to keep it online and update it as needed. I have made a few small changes based on his recommendations as well as added a “Contact Chandler” mailto link.
If you’ve never seen this website before, you need to.
Recently I have been trying to figure out how I can be happy even though the world is still full of suffering which I can do nothing about. I am discouraged by all the time I spent writing about what is wrong with abortion, buying meat and animal products, and religion in general. I don’t know if people have really payed attention to any of it and I am seeing that I may have wasted a lot of time. It doesn’t matter if what I say is true. Unless it makes people feel good, they tend to dismiss it.
Is it possible to be happy at the same time as knowing the truth about how the world really works? I currently don’t believe so. I would say that you are either educated and depressed, or ignorant and blissful. The old saying: “Ignorance is bliss”, may be one of the wisest things ever said. No wonder people escape into dreams and fantasies.
I recently saw the movie Tooth Fairy(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808510/). It is about a hockey player who has to spend a few weeks being a literal tooth fairy. Through his experience he comes to believe that having dreams, even unrealistic ones, is a good thing. What do you think about that?
In this video my mom and I talk about how we get along even though we believe completely different things as far as religion goes. We also talk about the false messages contained in the movie: God’s Not Dead.
This is a special video for my 28th birthday with the woman who gave birth to me. We get to talk about some serious subjects but have a great time too. This will be the first time the world will see what kind of mother I have.
The stigma surrounding mental health keeps people afraid of getting help for depression because people judge them for “choosing to be depressed”. This is something my mother wanted to educate people on and I suggested doing a video. I think it turned out great.
video download: https://archive.org/details/ChandlerAndJudena1