This is a topic I rarely if ever bring up, however since it has to do with what happened today, here we go. I do not believe that religion should be practiced in the workplace. Now, before everyone that reads this gets upset with me, here is my explanation. I believe that everyone has the right to religion, and the right to practice it when they choose. I believe that if someone want to have a cross or anything religious in their office, desk, or anywhere, they should have the right to. What I don’t believe is that, in a open office where there are multiple people next to each other, that someone should be able to sit there and pray. I believe they should be able to leave and go somewhere to pray, but not in the workplace, unless it is done privately. If you have a cubicle, office, or somewhere private, go right ahead. But in my opinion, practicing religion in a open setting, in a space shared closely with others, should not be allowed. This brings me to what happened today, which was exactly the situation I described above. Today at work, another student worker prayed next to me for about 15 minutes. I am not okay with that happening, because everyone has different views and different beliefs, and some of those beliefs go against many of what I believe in and who I am. I admit, some things I do have very strong views on, but there are very few, and most people don’t know about any of them. Today just was very frustrating because of this.
Today I also got a reminder of why I love music so much, and now my decision to possibly change majors is much more difficult. I love music and its destroying me inside knowing that I am too weak to be able to even handle it. I don’t know what to do, and honestly I don’t even know who I am anymore. Tonight is a night when all I want to do is yell and ask for help, but I know there won’t be a single person that hears.
Tomorrow can be better.