Don’t waste your singleness. I think we spend a lot of time griping about how we’re single, and we spend a lot of time and energy being angry about that when we could be spending that time to really serve other people and use the free time we do have to do so much more for the Kingdom of God. So don’t waste that time. Use it. You only get so much time and then you’ll most likely get married and have kids and a husband and not have as much free time. So enjoy it and use it to serve other people.
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Might regret posting this here, but it comes up in my ask a lot, so here’s where I stand politically at the moment.
About a month ago, I bought 200 shares of GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) at $10.81 each. I read countless articles beforehand forewarning investors of a plateau in the price; that GoPro was a dead stock with little hope for a profitable future. I instead took the more bullish approach, citing its entrance into the drone industry with the much-anticipated release of “Karma,” the inevitable release of the revamped Hero 5, and holiday sales as reasons why GoPro should have a profitable second half of 2016. Yesterday, I was up about 6%. Hardly Jordan Belfort numbers, but I was content and on the path to my hope and prediction.
Yesterday, after the closing bell, GoPro released their earnings report. It was known that this was going to happen and it was known that this was going to be bad. Many expected the loss to have a negative effect on the stock price. Naturally, I got greedy. I saw selling before the report, watching the numbers fall, and retaking the same position at a lower price as a financially savvy path to taking advantage of after- and pre-market fluctuations.
As expected, GoPro reported a loss, but it was not as bad a loss as anticipated. Subsequently, prices soared today, and GoPro closed up 12.53%. In short, my roughly 6% profit could have been roughly 16%. Because I tried to take advantage of what was expected to be a hiccup on my financial path, I am now out of GoPro and cannot afford to take the same position I held just over 24 hours ago without incurring a loss greater than the profits I earned.
In short, I lost sight of the big picture.
The above phrase seems to be a recurrent theme in recent weeks, particularly in the political realm. I see a lot of my friends losing sight of the big picture. They preferred Bernie. They’re Republican. They aren’t registered to vote. They don’t think that their vote will matter. I have news for you - it does.
I understand the notion that some of you may be feeling dejected by your political options. It is far more fun to throw 100% of yourself - heart and soul - behind a candidate than to feel like you are choosing between the lesser of two “evils,” if you will. As the member of a party who has recently nominated a man who makes fun of disabled reporters who suffer from chronic muscular diseases as its candidate for the most powerful office in the world, I understand whole heartedly how one can feel a little discouraged by his or her options. However, this is not a reason not to vote.
Vote, and don’t vote for fear. Vote for experience. Vote for intelligence. Vote, not because you agree with Hillary Clinton on every issue - I know I don’t, but because you cannot vote for a man who invites foreign nations to conduct espionage on his opponent. Vote because you cannot not vote.
To quote the former Republican, former Democrat, current Independent, and Brother of Phi Kappa Psi (sorry - had to), Michael Bloomberg, “Now, I know Hillary Clinton is not flawless; no candidate is. But she is the right choice — and the responsible choice — in this election. No matter what you may think about her politics or her record, Hillary Clinton understands that this is not reality television; this is reality. She understands the job of president. It involves finding solutions, not pointing fingers, and offering hope, not stoking fear.”
The only thing this nation - the greatest on Earth - has to be afraid of is a Trump presidency. Now, if you’ve made it this far, I apologize for interrupting your usual influx of sandy photos of me in front of offroad vehicles with a political post, but I felt it was time to weigh in. I thank you for reading, and I respect any and all opposing views.
Last November, I cast my first vote ever for my mother, The Honorable Paula A. Roscioli, and this November, I’ll cast my next vote for Hillary Clinton. I’m a Republican, and #ImWithHer. Don’t lose sight of the big picture.