Passionate People

I always wanted to have a car with lots of bumper stickers. I don't know why..I just really like pretty and colorful things. Especially stickers. I love stickers. Now that we have the VW bus, it would be the perfect vehicle to plaster up...but alas, Matt says we have to "keep her clean". So, I just get to admire other people's cars (like this one I found at the Boulder, CO farmers market).

I generally believe that everyone should be able to express themselves however they want. Whether that be with their hairstyle, tattoos, clothing, piercings, or stickers. But I also think that when you do express yourself like that, you should be ready for people to ask questions, to stare, be curious, etc. Stickers on your car don't really allow for that kind of interaction. So, instead of putting them on my car, I put stickers on my water bottle and my wallet. It makes for good conversation starters! Currently I have:

*Plant Seeds, Sing Songs *Mass Media Breeds Ignorance *Grow Slow *Eat Organic *Mars Cafe (coffeehouse) *Simple Living Saves Lives

It's really easy to generalize and judge people for what kind of stickers they have on their car. I do get pretty annoyed with the endless political stickers. More than once, I have thought..."good grief...that is dumb". Ugh. I'm trying really hard to stop doing that and not judge them when I don't know them. Because I think that I would really like the person who drives the poop brown station wagon. She seems to have really strong opinions and I like people like that...even if we don't agree on everything. I would much rather converse and get to know someone who knows what they believe and is passionate about it...than someone who believes everything that the TV tells them.