Month: July 2013

Minute Musings: Being the Black Sheep

I always kind of had an inkling that I was a bit different from my family. Now, as I move forward in my 20’s, those differences have become a bit more apparent. For example: Even though I strongly oppose raising taxes, I’m not as right-leaning as the rest of my family. I’m actually a bit more moderate. There are some initiatives that I feel very strongly about that don’t exactly align with the right wing. I neither hate nor distrust the mainstream media. In fact, I actually have a lot of faith in it (I guess you can blame my journalism degree — which I really think my family fails to acknowledge whenever they call CNN “the liberal media”). I don’t oppose gay marriage, which I guess is a big issue being in a Catholic family. I’m not sure I believe that, if I don’t go to Mass every Sunday, I’ll go to hell. I acknowledge that there are bigger issues at play when kids drop out of school or get sucked into gang activity …