Culture is an interesting thing. You see we don’t really have a choice of what culture we are raised in. Although, you must be proud and celebrate your culture despite possibly having different beliefs.
My culture is based around a lot of conservative beliefs. I myself grew up with these beliefs because it was “right”. Really, it was all I knew to be right. Being a 25 year old now, I’m more than capable of having my own mind. I believe that you can respect your culture without believing everything you’re told you have to.
I believe in love for everyone.
I believe that your gender doesn’t matter.
I believe that every color and background deserves equal treatment.
I believe that mental health is real.
I believe that living your life way you want to doesn’t make you a bad person.
I believe that it isn’t in your head.
I believe that you can feel whatever you want to.
I believe that you can choose your own life.
The times I’ve been called names or had eyes be rolled at me because I thought different is ridiculous. This is mainly why I say what’s on my mind. If others have the nerve to say all those things to my face, than I have the power to fight back with the truth.
This is why I am living my life for me.
It’s not too late to sign up to vote in some states. Let your voice be heard for those who can’t share theirs.
Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]