to an extent, i am scared, nervous, unfamiliar, pre-judgemental, unaware, against others…
to an extent i am…
…and however much i am each of those, it is too much to be acceptable.
the greatest strides i’ve made in personal development have been through experiences and immersion in what my aversion was based on. however, that is only possible to a certain degree; i can’t truly experience or immerse myself in the lives of female, non-white, religious, LGBTQ, poor, and overweight people. simply having friends in each of these groups doesn’t make me understand.
i can’t understand.
but i’ll be dammed if i don’t try.
and if i know you or not, and you catch me doing anything regressive, call me out right then and there.
i want to be a better person.
(i’m tagging this a lot so it gets visibility and doesn’t exist as a personal indulgence that nobody sees, and thus contains no accountability)