[Originally published on MySpace on September 3, 2010.]
UPDATE 9-6-10: Link to cool article about attraction (thank you again, Tommy!)–click here. Oh wait, no…click here!!
Being judged and discriminated against because of one’s appearance I know from personal experience is devastating, especially if you occupy one or the other of two extremes, i.e., Bullfrog or Deity Incarnate. And mitigation of this phenomenon is NOT entirely amenable to one’s own stance or attitude, or it WOULDN’T be devastating. It’s a situation in which you are battered over and over and over again, and must continually pick yourself up off the floor, having been knocked down yet AGAIN…it becomes an exhausting endeavor. It’s like you’re faced with having to personally convince every single individual on the planet (and there’s 6.7 billion of us) that what YOU think and know about who you are, which is that you should be taken seriously as a full human being, takes precedence over what those 6.7 billion other people think. It’s particularly awkward when you’re up against the “majority rule” mindset: “Well, lots of people think this, so it must be right.” Sheesh.
So do me a favor, all 6,699,999,999 of you (as well as me): Take the time to think. Take the time to learn, observe, consider. Do not allow yourself to be trapped into overusing stereotypes. STOP mistaking the cover for the book. We are each of us all of a piece.
And all you Bullfrogs and Deity Incarnates? Take care that you do not become confederate in your own destruction, nor that you visit destruction upon the innocent.
Again, not a one of us has the right to deprive others of their humanity, regardless of the provocation.
“…I find a beauty in all who deign to expose it…”
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