Authenticity Is What Makes Us Real
I find it interesting that people are at odds.
With political views, social views, racial views, etc.
Having a side is what makes the world unique. It’s what makes us different. It’s what makes us human.
Imagine if we were all the same? How BORING would that be!?
I don’t understand when people get angry over other people’s views, beliefs, or things they like.
I grew up in New Jersey.
Yes, this was my era, except I was never THIS BAD…
I was also brought up Republican, and in a divorced home where my mother had to fend for herself and her children.
She worked for everything we had.
Pride and independence were her backbone.
My sister got hurt; She paid the doctor’s bill.
I needed braces; she paid for that.
I grew up without Obama Care and government subsidies.
Cathryn (my business partner) grew up in Ireland, and although I’ve never been there, she told me how health care was paid for by the government. The government stepped in when people needed.
I’m not saying that pride and independence were absent in Cathryn’s upbringing. I’m most positive it was.
I’m just showing how polar opposite our two backgrounds are.
I grew up with guns. From the age of 10, I had my own.
Cathryn… not so much.
Now you can imagine, the political views we have from our different upbringings.
Let’s just say “they clash.”
But that does not mean we hate one another. It is not to say we don’t respect each other.
In fact, it builds respect between us. It makes us unique and different.
It enhances our interactions because we’ve learned that we are both different. We laugh at each other for our authenticity and views of the world. Not shun each other for our ideas and beliefs.
Do we disagree on things? Yes, a lot.
But we also agree on many things that are important in our lives.
Our authenticity to share what’s inside makes us who we are.
Sharing what’s inside will turn people off for sure. But it will also turn people on, which I find fascinating.
The more we share who we are and our beliefs, the more we attract the same individuals.
Conversely, we repel the people who don’t “jive” with our authenticity.
Funny how the same “authentic” post could drive two completely different responses.
This example doesn’t mean you should jump on your soapbox every chance you get. It does mean, however, not to be scared to voice your mind.
If you are going to voice your opinion, you should be open to the views of others.
They may not have the same beliefs you do, but if we all respect one another, and agree to disagree, this world would be a fascinating place.
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