The 54th Deadline: For every success, for every botch, life will always give you many opportunities.
Over the years, I have had to change my perception of the world. I don’t see things like I used to, at least compared to me being some college kid with a naive mindset about how things work as a whole.
Let’s just say I just blindly believed in the “norm” that I apparently was supposed to believe in, whatever that may be.
Honestly, I was essentially a very different person years ago because I just wanted to fit in (sort of, anyway) versus trying to form my own opinions on most topics. But rightfully so, over time, I just developed my own personal stances on given topics.
Do I necessarily think my opinions are more valid than the next person? Not really.
If anything, I just chalk it up as my own perception.
For instance, I read this particular article about minimum wage increases in New York, and I really just wanted to facepalm after browsing through the comment section. I wasn’t really disgusted about the bias nature of the piece (because quite frankly, as a journalism school grad, I can tell you there will always be some kind of bias), but I think the comments really annoyed the crap out of me.
You see, the “liberal” side of me from years ago would have agreed with this article completely without a second thought.
“Oh my gosh! People should be paid more! Curse those greedy corporations! All they think about is money!”
But these days, one could say my take on this topic would be more along the lines of …
“Well, you can’t expect a business to increase the base wage of employees without some kind of consequence.” Continue reading