We’re ready for 2015, armed with goals to achieve. We chat about the benefits of online dating in January and Kim Kardashian transforming before our very eyes. We also discuss a topic that got David Jay banned from Wikipedia—the difference between the terms “black” and “African American”—and how use of these terms influence how a person is perceived. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we reminisce about childhood television shows. We share our thoughts on how to make a fresh start in life.
Ringing in the New Year
We didn’t do anything exciting to ring in the new year, but we did set goals, which include building a legacy, being entrepreneurial, and helping adults in their twenties and thirties make life changes through this podcast. What are your goals for 2015? Share them in the comments below or on our new year Facebook post.
Kim Kardashian’s Transformation
Somehow we ended up talking about Kim Kardashian again. She’s the cover girl for the February 2015 issue of Love magazine, and according to David Jay, she looks black. Kim looks radically differently now compared to when she first came on the scene, which isn’t surprising, but is Kim K. going to be the next Lil’ Kim with her transformation? I guess we’ll see.
The Great Race Debate
The terms “black” and “African American” are not one in the same. We break down the difference and discuss race versus ethnicity, delving beyond blacks and into the Hispanic community. In the process, you’ll discover why David Jay was banned from Wikipedia. We also discuss how use of these terms subconsciously influence people’s opinions.
Life Lesson: Making a Fresh Start in Life
We share our thoughts and experience to answer a question that was posed on the Question and Answer site Quora: How do I make a fresh start in life? The new year is the perfect time for this question when many of us are starting anew.
- 30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015 written by Mo Seetubtim, founder of the inspirational blog BrandMentalist, is a must-read for getting on the right path in 2015.
- Don’t just set goals for the new year, set SMART goals—that’s goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound. See The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting for examples.
Share Your Goals for 2015 With Us
What goals are you trying to achieve in 2015? Share them with us by commenting on this post, or come and visit us on Facebook and comment on our new year’s post. Whatever you have on you list, we want to help you reach your goals and make the most of your year. If you haven’t already subscribed to This Weird Thing Called Life on iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS, please do. And if you enjoyed the show, please consider rating our podcast, as your opinion is important to us. Thanks for listening to the show.