Something that has really been on my mind lately is all this non acceptance in the world around us.
Everybody takes offense to everything. It doesn't matter if its a religion, race, just someone says something someone doesn't like. There is nothing in this world that doesn't publically offend someone anymore.
The one thing that really gets under my skin is the wanting to 'pretend' things from history didn't happen by removing them from our society. Well, I've come up with my own thought process on this and some of you may agree some of you may not. Either way, it's how I feel.
See I come from a past that is not something one would call socially acceptable. A past I would love to just say didn't happen, or pretend it had no part in helping me become the woman I am today. However, that would be a lie.
To deny my past would be denying how I got to where I am today. It would diminish the person I've become by saying that past meant nothing. But it did mean something. It gave me the point of view I have today on child abuse, sexual abuse, and also made me firm in my beliefs.
So when I hear people say, "We can't fly this flag, we can't talk about race, we can't do this, we can't do that... We might offend someone," It really puts a spin on things for me. What it tells me is...
Society doesn't want to know how hard someone worked to get where they are today, whether it be an individual or a race of people, or a faith someone choses to follow. Society wants to quietly put to rest the hard work of our ancestors. The blood, sweat, and tears that came with following their hearts to right a wrong.
That is wrong on many levels. Our children deserve to know how hard our ancestors worked to gain freedoms they didn't have while living their lives. Our children need these role models to help them grow into human beings that don't just sit there and say, "That offends me." They need to know why something may offend them, they need to understand these symbols of the past are not there to shame, but are there to remind us that at one given point in time, our ancestors stood up for what was right and made a difference for the world their ancestors now live in.
Just my two cents on a touchy topic. Live your life the way you see fit. However, allow others to live their life also. Learn to be bold in your beliefs then the 'transgressions' of others will stop offending you. You will be too involved in making your world a better place for you and your children.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!