nice weather, init?
When I was in high school, I am known as the queer one. Brought up in an all boys school, the loud ‘popular’ ones would see me in a different way. It is a culture for everyone to make fun of everyone, and I wasn’t exempted from that.
I took what they said about me as nasty remarks and it made me really upset. I felt unwanted, and I isolate myself from the whole batch. My friends were only those in the school orchestra, and those who have the same sexuality as mine.
The funny thing is, my friends who were oriented the same way as me, and some were really effeminate, did not struggle the way I did.
It’s just the matter of what we make it mean of what had happened in our surroundings. So what if the straight dudes called us with creative rude names. My friends have proved that during their high school life, they couldn’t be bothered of what their classmates say about them. It’s just something that every student in the school does.
Instead of being offended, they joined the whole group. They tease you, you tease them back. They were being powerful by not making it so significant. After all, you won’t die just because your school mate made fun of you.
Because of my experience in high school, subconsciously a gap was created between me and any straight guy that I have to communicate with. I feel awkward being around with them; and my good reason is that their mind and what they talk about is so different to that of mine.
But seriously –if we embrace the differences among us, suprisingly it will make us united.
I gave up my myth and perception about straight guys out there.
It actually takes only one person to initiate a communication between two individuals.
If both sides decided to keep quiet, then no conversation would happen.
And then both sides would start to make assumptions of the other,
Without even taking the initiative to start the talk.
I now take on being responsible to that.
And I can choose to just observe, or start to greet them.
And the funny thing is, you can realize that,
Actually they are as scared, as timid, and as shy as we do.
So, how about we take on the role of starting the conversation.
Don’t just sit there-
at 7:33 PM