Sometimes I feel repetitive with the things I share on here. I feel like I am so uber obsessed with certain points I want to share that I end up going totally overboard with the amount of times I relate things to “humanity” and “compassion”. I have a very strong picture of what i think a compassionate humanitarian looks like and because i don’t fit that picture, I walk around speaking of it 24/7 as a way to prove I am a “compassionate, humanitarin, artist.”

What would happen if I took all that effort and actually put it into becoming the “compassionate, humanitarian, artist?”

I might stop talking about it and actually do it?
ah!
scary!
xo
a

Add yours Comments – 72

  • katnapz

    on July 3, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    turning knowledge into action. i’m stuck there too. a pinch a fear, a dash of indecision, but mostly just too much information. too hard to sort through it all and find a path. we hoard knowledge, and never purge the stuff that we find useless. we just keep it and use it as a reason to keep observing and hold off on action.

  • katnapz

    on July 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    btw, it sounds to me like the blog isn’t giving you what you really want from it. perhaps you just need a different approach. is it not sparking the right kind of discussion? maybe ask a question of the readers first, then give us your opinion in a follow up post. perhaps that would be more exciting/engaging for you.

    or maybe putting constraints on the responses would be more fun and engaging for you to read ( “tell me in 2 sentences or less” ) i think you did that with the 6 word memoirs. it requires more of us as well.

    you don’t have to do it every time. i don’t know, just thinking out loud 🙂

  • Dream_Walker

    on July 5, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Heya Allison, how were Youre holidays? Hope Youre having fun, let us know what Youre upto ^_^ Peace,DW

  • katnapz

    on July 5, 2009 at 11:40 am

    i found this quote on postsecret and it made me think of you and this particular blog post. just thought i’d share:

    “The trick isn’t to make something others can relate to; but to allow others to witness what is in fact, a highly private moment.”

  • IreneT

    on July 6, 2009 at 7:03 am

    It must be really hard for you right now…One of the things in searching who you are, is confusing what you do as part of your idenity. The sad thing about that is, when your done with a project, your left feeling lost, because your id. is wrapped up in what you do. That can be very discouraging.

    The thing is, you are not what you do. Your gift is your talent, but you are not your gift. Do you know what I’m trying to say?

    Acting may be what you do, but I think there is more to you than that! The arts are just your avenue of outlet to express the person you are, and you are a great person to have gotton a glimps of.

    If you write nothing else, it was a true pleasure reading of you, from you. You taught me a lot.

    I’ll keep checking in on you, but know that your in my prayers.

    Thanks!

  • eddiewulf

    on July 6, 2009 at 7:51 am

    allison its being to long since you last post something i miss U please talk to us

  • Matt

    on July 7, 2009 at 10:04 am

    So Ive been thinking…..which is never a good thing. BUT! I read over this thingy a second time and realized that it seems like you are way too stressed out about who you want to be and how you want to portray yourself to others. And also that you are worried about what you want to accomplish. Which is totally fine.

    In my own experience that’s never worked and trust me I’ve gone down that road many times. But I would love to try to help. =) I was thinking….instead of trying to put a picture in your head of what you want to do and want to be, why not just try simply being the best that you can be and do the best that you can do at everything? And be happy for what you have accomplished so far?

    If you put your heart into everything that you do, and not worry about where you will get or what others will think, I guarantee that you will progress even further than you can possibly imagine. You may discover that you are at a totally different place than you were expecting to be.

    Just be happy for what you have and don’t give up doing what you love!

    That’s what I think……hope it helps =)

    Matt =)

  • Dream_Walker

    on July 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Thinking back, yeah some ideas may be reoccuring, but theremore they are one of the things us – the people keep forgetting somewhere down the line in our busy lives, so we have to be reminded, i’d say Youre making a Huge difference out there the more i read and hear i have nothing but outmost respect. I hope you only have strength to carry on as You do, and people shall follow in Your spirit. P.S All the people here, have mercy on Allison, She hasnt blogged but what i hear Smallville filming has started again, so take a second and try imagine how little time She has :/ Anyways just guessing, so patience people and stay cool, Peace,DW

  • thomas

    on July 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Last month a foot of hail feel in NJ, today a foot of hail fell in Yonkers NY. Weird huh? Getting the creative juices flowing again.

  • david0

    on July 9, 2009 at 3:38 am

    To Blog or not to Blog? That is an interesting question. I think the answer is two fold. One by blogging what is on your mind you get to see a different perspective on others thoughts on the same thing that you are thinking about, and two, others get to read, think, respond with their ideas.

    As far as compassionate humanitarian goes. I got done reading an interesting blog on another friends page that i thought you might be interested in reading. I have always looked at Albert Einstein as a Compassionate Humanitarian, and here is what he had to say………..

    “How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…

    “I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves — this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts — possessions, outward success, luxury — have always seemed to me contemptible.

    “My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude…”

    “My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. It is an irony of fate that I myself have been the recipient of excessive admiration and reverence from my fellow-beings, through no fault, and no merit, of my own. The cause of this may well be the desire, unattainable for many, to understand the few ideas to which I have with my feeble powers attained through ceaseless struggle. I am quite aware that for any organization to reach its goals, one man must do the thinking and directing and generally bear the responsibility. But the led must not be coerced, they must be able to choose their leader. In my opinion, an autocratic system of coercion soon degenerates; force attracts men of low morality… The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.

    “This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor… This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!

    “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man… I am satisfied with the mystery of life’s eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence — as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.”
    “Albert Einstein”

  • zod

    on July 13, 2009 at 6:31 am

    to be human is to be everything a human can be
    I have a feeling that Zod and Superman will change their skin 🙂
    You can’t be good if you’re not evel inside

  • zod

    on July 13, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Now talking about the real life
    about the savior of the real world
    The savior must be one man
    one man that has inside of him Zod and superman
    and has inside of him everyone and eveything

  • musmicl

    on July 13, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Hey Allison,
    I just saw ‘Public Enemies’ and want to relate something said in the movie to your post. There’s a scene in the first quarter of the movie where Johnny Depp takes his love interest to a fancy restaurant. She comments that everyone is staring at her because she’s wearing a 5 dollar dress. He tells her that these people are only concerned about where people have come from. He states it’s more important to be concerned with where someone’s going.
    I think it’s very important that your trying to become this person you dream to be. Life’s a process. I have lots of faith that if you keep trying you’ll become the “compassionate, humanitarian, artist” that you aspire to be.
    Michael

  • Electra

    on July 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Hi Allison,

    I like the title of this posting. However, the question is: Why do you want or need to be a compassionate or humanitarian artist? Maybe you block yourself for your reasons are lacking. With the right reasons you can be the “right” person. It’s a matter of vigours. If energies come up to you, you have to deflect those from you. If you put force against energy, you’re chocked off. Do you understand what I mean?

    xo
    Electra

  • zod

    on July 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hi a,

    Our dear sister Electra is correct.
    Good or bad like being human or not is a reasult of energy and not the energy.
    But we are always full or energies and never know the end resuld.
    So we can never know if we are good or bad because there is never an end!
    Can you find a begining?
    There is also no begining
    the truth is that you can be good or bad because it is a matter of a fake illution
    if you decide(believe/immedige whatever) that you are good then you are good. Then you tag unknown enrgy as “good”. I tag you allision you are good. 🙂

  • Dream_Walker

    on July 24, 2009 at 6:39 am

    I miss Allisons blogs…. my days go on checking for updates and nothing, it makes my days go grey-ish and boring, i sincerely hope She will blog again…. ill be waiting, *fingers crossed* ,DW

  • Adam Anouer

    on July 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Hi Allison

    I’m just gonna say it seems like your putting yourself under alot of pressure to premote the image of humanitarianism. You do have a great heart as proven on several occasions. I respect the whole Compassion attitude of yours as it’s one of real merit and honor. I believe a wise man once said “If a man carries the weight of the world on his shoulders both he and the world he is trying to protect will be crushed” what i mean is theres no need to pressure yourself into showing what it is you believe in. I think it’s obvious your fans,friends and admirers all believe in your philosophical views myself included. You don’t need to prove to anyone that your a humanitarian no-ones expecting you to go and make a world of difference in every aspect of another persons life. Truth is i myself would feel lucky if i even just occasionally got to make someone feel a little bit better about themselves much less make a difference in how people view the world. From what i can see everyone on this site believes in you.

  • tanyanna

    on July 26, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I think the best thing you can do to be humanitarian is simply blog about to be humanitarian, cause the most important thing is to get people aware of our reality, of our world, and you do that, so don’t freak it out too much, You are doing it well.

  • ChucKB

    on July 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    8 years ago, when I heard that a new series, Smallville, was coming to tv, and that it would follow Clarks earlier years and NOT include the blue suited Superman, I considered not watching it. I wondered how they were going to pull it off. Well, I can now say that Im so glad I DID watch. SMallville is my favorite series. WHat an outstanding job the cast, crew, and Producers did. Also, after 8 seasons, one cast member really stands out, and is my favorite character….CHLOE Sullivan. Allison, this senior citizen has really fallen for you and your character. Tom is awesome, as are the other cast members, but it is YOU who really makes the show what it is. You are the glue that keeps it all together. You are an excellent actress. Thank you for …… YOU! I would love to meet you someday but I would need Clark to save me from my wife’s wrath..LOL. JK. I am looking forward to season 9 and, in the words of Mr Spock..Allison, Live Long and Prosper.

  • TTBadguy

    on August 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Sometimes I see blogs like this and, actually, wish I could write more like this. Most of mine consists of random happenstance or whatever is in my head at the moment; a release so my mind doesn’t wander. Every once in awhile, I’ll have something mildly thought-provoking to say but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s deep by any means. I think there is alot of insight to what you write and that, to me, means I am learning something when I read.

  • coffeerox

    on September 6, 2009 at 3:35 am

    I have no idea if this is going to be read but here goes. First of all to be compassionate you need to be understanding. Without being able to analyze and understand what someone is going through, one cannot be compassionate. Being a humanitarian goes hand in hand with being compassionate. Humanitarianism is impartial. Let me give you an example. Lets say there’s this person that killed another person. You hear more about the killers story and how this person grew up and what they had to grow up around. Would you feel compassion for this fellow or not, because he killed someone? I would because I now know the troubles and hardships that may have lead to that. Does that mean I condone what he did? Nope. Neither would it prevent me from harboring negative feelings about what that person did. With compassion and humanitarianism, you don’t necessarily have to be charitable, etc you don’t really have to do anything at all. Once it is a part of you, it will start to effect everyone around you. It is the thought that counts.

  • TherapeuticRambling

    on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Look no farther than Ghandi’s, “be the change you wish to see in the world.”