My Name is Matthew, and I am a soldier. I have an interesting view that I share from time to time with the folks I encounter as I walk the road. Some of those people have encouraged me to seek out ways to help others or simply share my views or ideas with more people. I will blog on many subjects, from things that piss me off on a daily basis to more important issues such as dealing with chronic depression and the struggles that ensue as a result. I will be taking bits and pieces from emails and rants that I have verbalized as well, so if you see something we have talked about please, smile and nod...Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Many things can be ugly. Something beautiful can become ugly rather quickly.
In my limited view, I see things daily that strike me as ugly. Most common is the way we treat each other. Odd how the word "treat" can be used to describe our favorite things such as candy or going out to a movie... then it can be used to describe the horrible manner in which one person abused or neglected a child; an elder, a defenceless pet, or any number of things.
A beautiful person can say some ugly things, and suddenly they seem ugly in our eyes. A painting can be quite beautiful, but if it is used to draw people together for hatred and violence, it can become ugly. Things, seen in one light can be beautiful and attract us, or the opposite. Something can be ugly to our eyes at first, a person perhaps, but once you get to know that person, they may become quite beautiful to you.
The point, I'm driving toward is that we as people should try to understand before we decide if something is ugly or not. Education, will always help us to make a proper assessment. This is just my view though.