Passion: It’s Rated “M” for Mature #YLPtalk
What does it mean to be Passionate? Let me know! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conversations about passion are rated “M” for mature (just like video games). I actually think that conversations/topics should be rated; not everyone should be able to engage. This is only my opinion of course, but I am totally against the phrase “everyone is entitled to their opinion” because certain conversations just aren’t for certain people.
For example: Why should men have these huge debates and be the decision makers on women’s rights? Why should privileged members of law enforcement be able to police neighborhoods that are 95% underprivileged?
My list of questions goes on…
You may be thinking “what does maturity have to do with anything?” but the reality is many of decisions (made by the powers that be) start off with a simple conversation, dialog, etc. and I want to know how they go.
I think important conversations involve being vulnerable and honest, it involves self-analyzation and requires knowledge of self AND others. How do you know what you’re passionate about or how can you engage in a top priority conversation if you don’t know yourself and unaware of the needs of others?
It takes a mature person to be able to witness the turmoil happening in America and communicate their concerns respectfully and while being politically correct while the rest of us are angry, demanding answers and seeking immediate change. I think this is where passion plays a key role.
Can you be passionate while simultaneously being politically correct?
I want to use an example of a topic that many people still debate about…
A video game rated “M” for mature is a virtual game that depicts a series of violence from robbing stores for profit/stealing cars, and the brutal killing of men and women. There are graphic sexualized displays of violence toward women including arrest, capture and excessive force. The most disturbing is the gruesome/graphic footage of the killings, I have researched and found images that include half-naked women held captive.
Games similar to these are the cause of our tolerance for violence and the injustice/unfair/cruel and unusual punishment and treatment of women. There is a graphic scene that I came across while researching the various video games available to the public. It was a woman in a bikini in the middle of the train track, bound with a gun to her head. There is sexualization in the embarrassment, torture, and abuse of women that is acceptable to some people.
Who is responsible for the creation of these games and what were the conversations that led up to the approval of these offensive images?
Someone who may be extremely passionate about feminism, pro-blackness, and who is strongly against violence (especially through the gaming world as it affects minors) will passionately get their point across. It may not be in the most respectful or politically correct way but let’s focus on the overall message.