Friday, April 17, 2009

Watching For The Signs

Last week at Henry Ford Community College a tragedy occured. On Friday April 10, 2009, 20 year old Asia McGowen was murdered in a classroom by alleged ex-boyfriend Anthony Powell, who in turn killed himself. i don't want to do too much speculation about this incident, but what I want to say to everyone is that you have to watch out for the signs. Unfortunately there are some mentally disturbed people out here and no matter how many petitions I circulate we can not make them wear t-shirts that say "Beware for crazy" but there are many other ways that you can tell if a person has mental issues that could in turn be dangerous for you. If a person tells you that they wont feel complete without you or that they can't live without you...ding ding ding! If they tell you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to them...caution! These are just a few of the warning signs. Also we have to be careful of how people feel and their emotions.
Also when we are on college campuses we need to be aware of the safety precautions. I used to tell my fiance almost every morning how unsafe I thought the campus was because of lack of proper security. I think he felt just the same way as the school did, because it was a community college nothing like that would ever happen and that only happens at major university's. Well now what?!
With that said...R.I.P Asia you will be remembered

Never Judge A Book By It's Cover

A few weeks ago if Susan Boyle had told someone that she was one of the world's greatest singers, she would have been laughed out of every room without anyone taking a chance to hear what she had to say. Hell even as she was on stage in Britian for the very first time her daughter hid her face in shame possibly partialy because she thought her mother would embarass her. Nobody took her seriously and when it played on the news the next morning. We all thought that it would be like those oh so embarassing and hilarious clips like the ones we see every new season of American Idol. We didn't expect that this woman who reminds me of what Mrs. Butterworth or Betty Crocker would look like to be able to capture the audiences attention like she did. And that is how she left the crowd speechless. Within moments she had a crowd that was prepared to laugh her off the stage was awestruck and speechless because one of the world's greatest vocalist came in such an unusual package.
There is one valuable lesson to this story. Never judge a book by its cover. Just because someone doesn't fit the description, don't write it them off as a reject. And likewise, just because you feel like you may not fit the description of what the media thinks something should look like, doesn't mean that you should disqualify yourself. Hey ask Mr. Obama about that one!