Ambivalent: (adj.) having mixed or contradictory feelings about something or someone
I am ambivalent about writing an essay on ambivalence, or my ambivalence is quite evident about the word, ambivalent.
Either way, I, for one, have grown weary of honoring certain topics, subjects and even concepts that are considered to be sacred, which no longer deliver any potential to humanity.
Matter of fact, I have recently been in discussions with individuals both liberal and conservative, and noticed that the reason progress is impossible is that the respect we hold for certain beliefs and attitudes is so inflexible that to ask these virtues or precepts to produce a fruitful conclusion is considered unrighteous.
Here’s what I think: if you’re going to believe in God, it should show up somewhere other than in your bad attitude. If what you think, feel, and desire does not make you more gentle, caring and expressive, then I think the assertion is not only worthy of being challenged, but should be voted on for extinction.
Case in point: don’t tell me it’s in the Constitution and therefore should be revered. Please convince me why it’s still in the Constitution.
I would appreciate you not telling me it’s in the Bible and is therefore the holy word of God if you cannot give me a factual representation of why it exists in the first place.
There are three criteria for being zealously affected by a good thing. Without these three ideas, I feel rather ambivalent about what’s offered to me.
- Is it going to help people be better people?
- Does it give everybody a chance to find their best effort and soul?
- Does it take into consideration the needs and freedoms of others, which would include protecting them from getting hurt?
There you go.
Anything you want to share with me that does not fall into one of those three categories, I am totally ambivalent about. And if you continue to pursue it on my watch, I could become your adversary.
- For years and years we were ambivalent about racial equality. We were wrong.
- We were ambivalent about women voting. Wrong again.
- We now face a whole series of issues which we’re trying to table, expressing our ambivalence and eliminating solutions. Is it safe to say that we soon will be called wrong?
Look at my three and tell me what you see.
I would be curious.