This journal is largely friends-only. I've found it to be a bad idea on all counts to have anything of note that is not.
I do not tolerate disrespect on my journal, whether of me or of others who are commenting in my journal. You don't have to agree with the other person but you do have to respect them enough to state your opinion (if you feel it needs to be stated) without resorting to personal attacks or name calling.
I value honesty. If there is something about me that you think I ought to know then tell me. I'm not likely to jump down your throat about it. Don't say it if I'm cranky about something but do tell me. If for some reason you believe I need to know how you think someone else feels about me or even how they told me they feel about me, than keep it to yourself. I don't respect the opinions of people who can't respect me enough to tell me.
I love to explore different viewpoints. I want to know why other people think the way they do, especially if they think differently from me. If I ask questions it doesn't mean I'm challeneging your views but that I want to know about them. I do hate it when people have only emotional logic behind their views and won't admit it. We all have things that we're not logical about, as long as we recognize it doesn't have to be a problem.
I love creativity, although I have not mastered a proper way to express mine yet, with the exception or working in the darkroom, which I can't do at this time.
I like to collect things. Such as keychains, socks, lipgloss, fake roses, rocks and mini(as in small, not the car) things.
"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."-Noam Chomsky The Common Good, 1998
Don't forget my birthday! This is how many shopping days left.