Matthew Mehlhaff

¿Why Didn’t You Tell Me I Was Different? by Matthew F. Mehlhaff

I will not rant or complain, however I do believe in stating firmly my opinions. You may or may not agree with them, that’s okay. Everyone has the right to feel or believe what they want. That is what makes every human being special in their own right. And don’t let anyone tell you any different. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, whether they are black, white, First Nation, Asian, Arab, or a little green person from Pluto.

Hi, I’m Freddie. I’m new at this, so bear with me.

I was raised to believe that every person was created equal. I currently live in an environment that believes in every person for themselves. What do you have that I want, and what will it cost me. Almost everyone judges everyone else based on skin color, religion, sexual orientation, or crimes committed. No one ever takes into consideration that what they judge others for, they are guilty of themselves – And almost always more so. It is not ideal, but it is enlightening. I have learned a lot about human nature in the last 20 years, and my conclusion is…. well, let me just say, “I’ll keep that opinion to myself for now. I don’t want to offend everyone on my first entry.” Then again, like I said before, everyone has a right to their own feelings and beliefs. So what am I getting at? Well, that is a good question. I think what I’m really getting at is – how can we be different and celebrate our differences without forcing others to live by our standard of difference.

I think this is a topic that needs to be explored in depth. And this is a topic in which I would like to answer questions, get my questions answered, and let everyone respond to comments in a safe way for mutual growth in understanding on how to get along with those that are different from us.

For now, I’m thinking of posting once a week, that way I can gather information and thoughts properly for well informed responses and commentary. Thank you.

Matthew F. Mehlhaff

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