First things first: I would just like to say how happy I am for finishing my homework by 7 tonight!

and next, I would like to comment on how old habits of sleeping late die pretty hard. You don’t really expect insomnia these days.

So, about conservatism. Even though the modern American would be inclined to leap to the political implications of the word, being conservative is a lot more simple than that. The truth is, being a conservative person just means that you believe the past wasn’t such a bad place to be in.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am a rather liberal person politically and socially. I think that change is necessary for our nation to be moving forward, and I think that a stagnant nation will eventually crumble. We need to constantly create new goals and perform new research, right? See the brilliance of Matthew Inman here and here for a … colorful illustration.

Progress is a necessary part of life. We need to keep on building and achieving, not just staying stagnant or just swimming in those preconceived notions of society that we have created.

But if that is the case…

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