Those Opportunities

47. Opportunities you’ve been given

*I probably should have written this one when I was going too. It got posted today with no words,lol*

The most grateful opportunity I automatically thought of was the opportunity that I was born into the family that I have been born into.

Bad and Good my family have shown me such a variety of life. My mums side are incredibly close and yet we are so incredibly different and at the same time we get on very well and we respect each other differences. I love being with them. Whereas my Dad’s side, as much as I do love them…They are all exactly the same and yet, cannot for the life of them, get along at all. Half the time they’re not even talking to each other.

It’s a very interesting dynamic.

It has shown me so much of the world and how I view it. How you can be different and get along, how you can be the same and not be on the same page at the same time…It’s really quiet interesting…My Dad’s side they say the exact same things, they are all pretty racist and gullible. YET, they say they are better than the others, when they don’t speak to each? It’s hilarious! If they knew that they are pretty much the same person (and believe me I’ve wanted to tell them) I think they’d be incredibly surprised.

A great example of this was of my Dad over this weekend. He said that I was not allowed to invite a particular Aunt and her family to my wedding (I’m not getting married by the way). They’re the “minority” because no one is talking to them from my Dads family. Yet my Dad and the ones he talks too would actually be the minority at my wedding. I haven’t seen anyone from that side for years (apart from this Aunt and her family) and everybody at my wedding know this particular Aunt and her family, they actually do call her their Aunt as well. The family members that my Dad talks too, apart from my Dad, haven’t even met my partner yet!lol

 

A point of view

I was just thinking about things in the shower after watching an Australian tv program that I really liked. Until they talked about the removal of statues in America, of course it was a whole white panel. Too break it down it sounded like they were saying that people were trying to erase history and they should be used a tools to show far America had come.

First of all the alt-right protesters marched with torches (all be it Tiki torches) AND swastika patches. A symbol that HAS been outlawed in Germany since WW2 over 50 years ago!. Exactly how far has that point of view progressed exactly?

This is my other view of that is Germany has outlawed that symbol and yet, still, in 2017 we are still talking about it. So how does taking down a couple of statues make people forget History? It doesn’t. I know how a lot of people tend to only think about things that have happened to them. So let’s look at this situation this way. Which is nowhere the emotional level, but is a similar way to think about it.

When you break up with someone and you burn everything of theirs, or just get rid of it. Do you stop thinking about them, do you even stop talking about them. I know personally I can have nothing in my life that relates to everything about my ex’s , but I still think about them. I still make jokes with my friends about them. They never truly ever “disappear” just because their stuff has “gone away”. Yet, why would you keep it? Especially those ex’s that were truly horrible? Would you keep things of theirs that are just out there and you go past ALL the time? It’s illegal to promote the swastika symbol, yet have we forgotten it, no we have not.

Put these statues where they belong…In a museum, that does not glorify them for being…well losers…They lost…

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Share Your World…April Week 1 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World: Ribbonrx Edition: April 3 2017

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What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Dance! I love those dancing videos of Astaire and Rogers, and I have such a crush on Gene Kelly. They just moved. When they dance, they just seem to move (sounds like a really stupid way to describe it I know). The best way I can describe it, it just seemed natural to move that way, almost as natural as walking. All that twerking and krumping, it’s just not dancing to me, it’s all just disjointed…Just my personal opinion.

What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?

Its hard to say musical a favourite genre for books, but musicals truly are probably my favourite genre. I guess if I was looking for a genre that was to fit both, would have to be fantasy. Lord of the Rings springs to mind where the genre really does fit both the book and the movie.

How often do you people watch?

I do it quiet a lot, if I’m at work I probably am doing it at least once or twice a day. Where I work currently we are the central part of helping people find their way, we are the front desk and we’ve got these huge windows that we can look out at. It’s incredibly addictive. It’s incredibly addictive for people watching and day dreaming on a quiet day.

What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

Good Question…There is a lot of different issues out there and lots of different opinions and I have re-looked at a lot of mine own. This is what I’ve discovered. There are far too many different opinions out there and that is what they are…Opinions…Just because you or I think it a certain way doesn’t make it’s right. For anyone, or any level. You can sit on your social media and try to change the meaning of a word to suit yourself, it still doesn’t mean that’s what that’s means. You can tell yourself that meaning or that word is not the same when it applies to you, so you don’t have to think of yourself as the same as the people who hurt you, but you are still doing the exact same thing. I get it, it’s like the bullied becomes the bullying, or the abused become the abusers, it’s a very well known thing to happen. You trying to sit there and saying though “Well it’s the not the same when I do it” Doesn’t make it suddenly change. I mean with anything, not just bullying and abuse. If you are doing the exact same hateful and saying vile things, like those that were said or done to you…Then yes, you are the same as them. You don’t get a “Get out of Jail” free card.

This or That #44

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This or That #44

This week I want to know if you prefer reading books that are in:

A single character’s perspective

OR

Multiple perspectives

 One of my favourites author is Jodi Picoult and I think that pretty much every single one of her books has each characters point of view. I love the notion you can get all points of view, which means you can see all parts of the story. Even with the characters that are deemed the “villain” at the start of the story, you start reading it from their point of view and you feel, sometimes, sorry for them and see they are the victims of a much larger scheme.

So I would have to say that I enjoy a multiple perspective story. Although the only downside really is that, depending on the writer, the story can get confusing. I have noticed that with Jodi Picoult books, depending which which character they are focusing on at the time. They will write that particular character in a specific font. They are written in chapters, but with each characters “chapter” comes a specific font.

Who are you?

Talking with the girls (as one does) and we were talking about which ex’s do we regret the most. I’m not sure that I actually regret any of my past relationships, however there is one relationship that has an interesting way to view it and I wonder if I am alone in this.

My last relationship I felt like he was lying so much about who he was, that he never knew who I was. To me there is not way that he could possibly have cared about the real me, because if you don’t know who a person is…How can you possibly know what can hurt them? How would you know what they would consider to be a betrayal?

I put it down to this, it was like dating an actor, but dating their amazing fictional character and then realising, disappointingly,  you were dating this whole other real reality. It’s the best way that I can think of to explain my last relationship. I think that’s why I find it so hard to get over what happened…Who did I date? Did I date the man, or the character?Any ways…Don’t matter no more ~.^ hehe