Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Falsities of the Misunderstood
Those three words, and the others you are about to read, describe me. They do not however, define me. Allow me to elaborate. I hope that everyone can put aside their own thoughts and judgements for a moment, and read the following paragraphs with an open mind. I promise I am not trying to sway anyone into my religious, political, or any other -itical belief structure. The following is a little essay of sorts I like to call "JUST BECAUSE". See if you have caught yourself making any of the same judgements on others, or been judged this way yourself.
Just because I am fat:
Doesn't mean I am ugly...there are plenty of beautiful people who are larger than the average person.
Doesn't mean I am lazy-I just hate working out and like to eat what I enjoy!
Doesn't mean I am unhealthy- I have better blood pressure and cholesterol than alot of thinner people I know!
Doesn't mean I am stupid- quite the opposite really.
Doesn't mean I hate myself- I just don't care what YOU think about my body. :)
Just because I am an atheist:
Doesn't mean I have no morals- they are just different from yours, which are different from the next guy's, and so on.
Doesn't mean I am a bad person- again, I care about others just like you, but in a different way.
Doesn't mean I need to be converted- everyone is entitled to free will.
Doesn't mean I will try to convert you (or anyone else!)- religion is pretty much a non-issue for me.
Doesn't mean I need to explain myself- I have explored religion. It isn't for me. I don't judge anyone for their religion, just as I would hope they wouldn't judge me for my lack there of.
Just because I am a conservative:
Does NOT mean I am a republican- there are other kinds of conservatives.
Doesn't mean I don't care about the poor- it just means I think our methods are wrong and our systems flawed.
Doesn't mean I am against any democratic viewpoints, I take each issue one at a time and I make my own decision about it. I do not let my general party association dictate how I feel.
Doesn't mean I will vote for the republican candidate- The whole "lesser of two evils" two party voting thing has long outlived it's prime. I will be actively searching for an alternative this upcoming election.
Just because I don't have a degree:
Doesn't mean I am less smart than anyone else- It just means I have had a hard time deciding what it is I want to do.
Doesn't mean I am lazy- school is not my favorite thing.
Doesn't mean I am worth less than someone who does- I have plenty of on the job experience, and my creative problem solving skills are a-maze-ing.
Just because I am bitchy:
Doesn't mean I am obsessive- just means I know what I want!