Tuesday, October 4, 2011


HIV/AIDS is a disease that has been killing people for years. It is a very nasty disease that attacks the immune system and slowly kills its victims. Safe sex is very important in today's world because there is so many different STD's in our society. Going to get tested with your partner is one way to avoid catching this disease. I view AIDS as something that is very real and scary. I would be absolutely terrified if i found out that I had contracted this disease. The only way to really stay protected from this disease is to not have a sex at all. If that's not an option then another helpful way to stay clean is to remain faithful to your partner who you know does not have the disease. It is very important to get tested regularly for AIDS because the symtoms for this disease could not appear for 10 to 12 years. We as the leaders of a new nation have to realize that AIDS is a real threat the we can not handle lightly. More people need to get tested and we need to somehow contain this disease before it gets anymore out of hand. If you find out that you have been exposed to HIV then you should seek immediate medical attention before it spreads any further.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Love is Not a Pie

  • "On the one side, conservatives pointed to abortion, illegitimacy, and homosexuality as forces destroying the family. On the other liberals cited domestic violence, economic insecurity, and inadequate public supports as the key problems afflicting the family.' What do you think about the statement?
I can see how the conservatives and liberals came to their conclusions on this topic. In my personal opinion I believe that all of these reasons have to do with destroying families. Abortion is something that I do not believe in at all. I believe that every child is a gift and is meant to be on this earth for a reason. It is not up to the person to decide whether or not the child is to be born. Legitimacy is something that I believe is important in a child's life. It helps to be born into a family where the parents are married. I think it improves the child's standards and trust. I personally don't believe in homosexuality either. I repect the fact that people have those kinds of feelings towards one another but I don't think it's a good family atmosphere. Domestic violence is probably the number one reason for destroying families. Every year in the United States 4.8 million women go through domestic violence issues with their partners. When a child sees this it has some awful side effects. Economic insecurity has been a on going problems with families. Most fights start when the man of the family isn't bringing in enough money to support the family. This makes him start to feel insecure and the wife starts to not live the way she expected. Economic issues often result in domestic violence as well. These issues have been destroying families for centuries and will continue to do so.

Monday, September 12, 2011

How does knowing the history in Western civilization make you view today's traditions?

In my personal opinion I believe that marriage in todays society has lost its meaning. In the article it says that marriage was more of a financial understandng rather then something done out of love. Todays traditions are becoming something that is done just for the wedding, the dress, friends, and partying. People forget that after the honeymoon they have to go back to the real world. I personally have many friends my age that have just jumped into a marriage without really thinking about it. Most of them are already split up or having problems. I believe that people who get married before thirty five are making a mistake. It amazes me to know that in past Western civilization couples could simply divorce with no trouble at all. Today things are completely different. Divorces are some of the most expensive situations you could ever be in. People lose their homes and all of the money that they have worked so hard for their entire lives. It doesn't really make since to even get married in todays society. I believe two people should just agree that they're going to be together and that's that. There is no point in putting yourself through a divorce that ruins you and your families lives. You don't have to have paper work and lawyers to let someone know you love them.

About me..

I'm 23 years old and I grew up in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I have been playing golf my entire life and I'm In the PGM program at Coastal Carolina University. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends. My main goal for college is to one day become a class A PGA professional. I'm also working towards a 4 year business degree as well. I'm hoping one day that I can be a head golf professional at a major golf course.