What if?

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  1. Janet Carr says:

    KIM!!!!! This post is just one of the MANY reasons I think you are so FANTASTIC!!!!!

  2. Tink says:

    I’m going to be quiet for a while. Telling the truth, telling like it is, making it prettier, not ‘Hollywoodize’ my stories is something that I was raised with. It is the norm in the country I am from. We are known for being direct and I always saw this as a good thing.
    Until I moved to the grand US of A.

    I went about my usual way, the way I am. telling who I am and where I came from and how I came to be who I was. I expected others to do be the same.
    But suddenly this was frowned upon. I received hate mail, I was ignored, postings were deleted, I was bullied in a place where I the least expected it.

    I discovered quickly that telling the truth is okay if it is pretty and happy. I call it Hollywoodize stories. Making them prettier than they are. or just telling the pretty or even mundane stories. Where is the emotion in that? Where is the truth in that? How real is that? What kind of legacy are you leaving behind with only happy stories? Is that how life is suppose to be seen, like Hollywood, superficial? Did we not learn from ancestors who hard their lives were when they arrived here? Where did all this beautifying stemmed from and why did it happen? I was confused.

    As the bullying and ridiculing went on I got tired of it. If I can’t be who I am with you(makes a wide generalized arm sweep) than I don’t want to be part of you.

    And so I have decided to become quiet. For now.

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