I want to thank you all for your amazing comments on my post on racism and making fun of yourself (If you haven’t already, you should go read the comments!). I smiled at each and every one of them and feel so much closer to you! It always feels nice to know that there is someone out there that feels the same way or has gone through similar experiences. I love learning new ways to deal with situations and ways to better myself.
I was so happy to hear your thoughts. To see that others see problems of either racism or issues with making fun of yourself and realizing that you shouldn’t do it. You are all right when you said that if you talk about the issue, you can work on fixing it. Don’t they always say, “Admitting you have a problem is the first step”?
A lot of you had realized that this post was difficult for me to publish and said I was brave to post it. You made me blush! I have to admit that I had written this post a week or so ago and was afraid of hitting “Publish.” I didn’t want to offend anyone, seem negative, or have people feel bad for me. I finally decided to post it for the following reasons:
- To send the message that racism is still out there and we must help educate people that it isn’t right. We all know these issues are out there, but sometimes we need to be reminded!
- Make you aware that you shouldn’t make comical comments about yourself to make yourself feel better. I’m not going to stop making fun of myself for being very clumsy but will stop teasing myself about my asian looks. And you shouldn’t tease yourself and call yourself fat, ugly, or any other negative comment!
- To help me document my realization and growth as a person. I want to look back some day and say, “Wow, I can’t believe I used to say that stuff about myself!”
With all this said, we have to be careful with educating others about touchy subjects-such as racism-because most times the ones saying the comments are not the most intelligent. You don’t know what they will do if you fight what they say. But if we keep spreading stories and letting people know it isn’t right, we can slowly make a change. Sometimes I just wish we could all be friends! Wouldn’t that be nice? (I’ve posted this video before, but I think this calls for an encore!)
What is some issue you want to talk about but have been too afraid to?