Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Studies

The following was saved as a draft from who knows how long ago. Enjoy

"So recently, and by recently I mean on last Saturday, I was just cruising around Facebook like hopefully none of you do (Secretly, we know we all do it) and i came across something that really interested me. It was a news/study thing that said "Research Shows Younger Siblings May Be The Funniest, and They Know It". It was one of those intriguing links that caught my eye... and it didn't say "They all started to laugh but when she started, you should see what happens next". It was probably cause it didn't have any of those random catch phrases on the title that I decided to open it.

Also, I'm the Youngest in my family and I think I'm pretty funny. I needed a "news source" to let me know I'm right. I opened this news article, which you can go to if you click here, and I started to read. I instantly start finding reason why this article is right like the fact that "younger siblings see themselves as the funnier, favored children while older siblings claim to be more successful and organized."

This is exactly what I thought. I then realized that this article was written in such a way that I would find it agreeable. It would be easy for anyone to read it and think of their current situation and find somethings they agree with and that is what I feel like is wrong about a lot of articles now a days. Many people want to read only with what they agree with.

Some people will take an idea or thought and try to find an article or research paper that agrees with what they are saying. They will overlook the 100 or so papers that disagree with what they are saying to find only one that agrees with their ideology. They will then proceed to discredit all the proof against them because they found something small that they agree with.

Now when it comes down to opinion and religion, this is a different story but that is my opinion and you are more than welcome to disagree with me. A friendly discussion about it is fine and who knows, it may get a little bit heated but that's ok but when you try to tear me down for what I believe, now that ticks me off.

And now here you are reading through this post thinking "I agree with that" or some version of that phrase. If you aren't, I applaud you. What I'm trying to get to really is that there are things that we will all probably agree with because they are basic human ideas. Like the fact that we should respect one another and try to help each other. I may not agree with you on many ideas but that doesn't mean I need to tear you down. I may vote differently than you on many issues and we will have differing ideas but if each of us go around trying to help each other instead of trying to destroy one another, our lives would be so much better.

Yes, all of this kind of just came out while I was reading that one little "study". Hopefully you enjoyed the spewing of words all over this post.

Signing Out
Matthew John Barry"


Monday, February 09, 2015

The idea...

So this past week was a pretty good week. It had it's problems and it had it's accomplishments. It was a roller coaster week. It's not different from other weeks that we pass through. Good things happen and bad things happen. That's life. Stuff happens.

During these days of our lives we, single college students, generally think about ourselves. Homework is so that we grow smarter. We go to school so that we can learn. We focus so much on ourselves that we forget that we live in a world where there are billions of other people.

The idea that hit me the other day is that we can do many thing for ourselves. Working out will help our bodies, eating right will also help your body, studying will help your mind, going to work will help you get money but those aren't the only things we have to focus on.

This last week I focused a lot on myself. What did I need? What did I want? I worked hard but after everything, I wasn't feeling all that great. I have felt this feeling many times in my life and I have come to realize one thing.

Life is better when you help others.

There I said it. The cat is out of the bag. The goose is on the loose. The duck is still a duck.

Now don't go misunderstanding me. This phrase doesn't mean live your life for other. This phrase doesn't mean that you have to be on everybody's "Goody Two Shoes" list. You still have a responsibility to yourself to try to become the best you can be. You still need to do your homework, go to work, work out and eat right but on top of that, if you save a few moments to serve someone else, life will be better.

I guess all I'm trying to say is find time to do something different for someone else. Something good. Be part of the good in life. If all of us take the time to do this, think of how much better this world will be.

Singing Out
Matthew John Barry

Friday, October 18, 2013

Music and Videos

I've got a new page for you to look at, it's the music page. I'm going to periodically post music that I like and I think others might like as well. Let me know what you think.

Also I'll be periodically putting more good uplifting videos into the Uplifting video Folder

Singing Out
Matthew John Barry