Time for a more traditional-style blog post! Texting while driving is a very relevant subject for today's ramblings.
On the first of this month, a new law was passed in Florida making texting while driving a secondary offense. The law bans only manual texting while driving (so, you can still use voice-to-text, and technically you aren't "driving" when you're sitting at a stop light/sign or in traffic).
I am really curious to see how this law is enforced, if it makes much of a difference in helping prevent accidents, and if people choose to follow the law. I also wonder how officials plan to prove that the driver was actually texting when they were pulled over...will police officers take our phones? Is this going to become an issue of rights and privacy violation? What are your thoughts on the issue? Do you think we should/shouldn't have a law like this? Is it necessary?
I recently wrote two PSAs (one for TV and one for radio) for my Writing for the Electronic Media class (see below).
Some recent events in my life have lead me to write this poem.
What is reality
Is it what's real to me
Do you see the same real I see
Do you feel what real can be
Through realization by experimentation
Through recommendation by explanation
Sometimes it hurts
To accept and admit truth
At times it's hard
To escape from your youth
Growing means knowing more than you did before
Showing you're ready for what life has in store
Reality can help put you back on track
What's real is real, recognize it as fact
No more fantasy lands or helping hands
Reality hits you hard in the face
You're alone, no track to trace
To pave your own path is your only choice
Realize all you have is your one voice
Versus everyone else in existence
Join together for resistance
Against the system and reality's ways of bringing down
Gain wisdom and turn everything around
I thought I would start off my blog with some random things I contemplated while at the pool the other day...a glimpse inside my journal and mind...really simple concepts at face value, but quite complex when you really delve into them. Also, they are very broad topics. The writing flow is a little choppy, but it signifies how my mind flip flopped and questioned.
Living life...How does one do so?
Chase after things
Long to be loved
Have unfulfilled expectations,
As well as fears, limitations
Talk, but no action
Leading and learning
Enjoying the environment
Capturing the moment in mind
Seizing civilization in spirit
Love...What does it mean?
To love, to be loved, to give love, to take love, to make love, to have love?
Do you need to love yourself before you can love others?
How does one love oneself?
Can you love someone who doesn't love his/herself? Will he/she love you back?
Can love fade? What happens if love fades?
Are there different shades of love?
Degrees, conditions, restrictions, rules
How do you love?
How do you show love?
What are your thoughts?
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