Two definitely notable conversations today. To preface them, I must record that my wallet was stolen at Target today. Luckily enough I’m skeptical of society to the point of dividing my important belongings into multiple storage spaces, thus the only important items the person involved in thievery gained were my drivers’ license, debit card, and insurance card. It could have been much worse.
So as I am discussing this with my mother, after canceling my debit card and getting a new drivers’ license, I am trying to take the optimistic approach. I told her that I hope the person puts the $20 they took to good use, and that somehow it benefits their lives in greater ways than it would mine. I continue to make these positive statements and my mom starts giggling. She then says, “I’m glad you’re saying all nice things, because I know that in your head you’re hoping they run into a door or something. Nothing permanent or life-threatening, but just enough to embarrass them and put a little sting into their day.” Hilarious! I’m neither confirming or denying that what she said was true. How does she know me so well?!
On another note, I have been considering taking self-defense classes for a few years. I continue to think it would be a good idea, but with my pacifistic ideologies that have strengthened and weakened like the stock market in the past 2 years I wonder if I morally ought to engage in self-defense. I need to think and pray about this more, but could definitely use some feedback.