My ethics class I have to say, the first 2 weeks of this class have been torture. I am the oldest person in there except for the prof. Today was interesting. Of course ethics is tied in with philosophy and at times I do like to examine myself. Today we were discussing attitudes and I thought I would share some things I pondered about. Quite often I have a pissy attitude. My life is certainly not where I would like it to be. I am almost 40, single mom of 2 kids, living with her parents and going far in debt with school. I have a very limited support system in place for me. Hence, I am pissy and mad at the whole world. What we discussed in class today changed my thinking a bit. We had to write down what we thought we were. I wrote down Mom, student, worker bee..etc. How wrong that was. I am a blob of cells. I am also a free creative engergy. I cannot control events, but I can control how I respond to them. I can choose to be negative or positive. That is the glory of being free creative engery. One becomes what they think. I am not defined by my appearance, my education or my bank account. I am defined by my attitude towards myself, my kids and my peers. This was such an enlightening lecture that I had to share. My prof left us with this quote: "The power of the freedom within you is greater than any problem you would ever face". I think I am going to like this class.