Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Hunger Games

Last night Laura and I saw The Hunger Games. I haven't read the books but I really liked the movie.

But throughout some of the film I initially found the premise difficult to believe. I just couldn't fathom that any society would send kids to kill each other.

And then I realized that there is a society that did that, and it is ours. My reasoning is that there are kids currently engaged in that type of violence in the world. For example, child soldiers in Africa.

Of course, we don't revel in that kind of violence the way the spectators do in the Hunger Games, but we also aren't doing much to stop it. Personally, I'm doing nothing to solve it, actually. I know there are various sorts of government programs and efforts to make the world a more peaceful place, but the reality is that in my case I'm apparently okay with a world that is much more violent than that of The Hunger Games.

All this is to say that after thinking about this idea for a little while, the premise of The Hunger Games seemed a lot more believable.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New post

I've been feeling like I want to post something on this blog lately and despite having many thoughts and opinions I just haven't had time to write anything. Writing about Provo literally takes up all my free time.

However, I would like to mention the wonderful spring that we're having here in Utah. Sadly, I have somehow developed allergies for the first time in my life, that's making the spring a bit less pleasant than in previous years, but still.

Also, congrats to my wife Laura for getting a new, more awesome job.