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The Way People Are
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NH SIDEHILLER    Posted 07-25-2001 at 04:41:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
For Sandra and anyone else who is interested---
In 1969 I was about to be drafted. I sought counsel from my brother who had already been in for 7 years. He told me that wherever you go, there will be people who are good, some who are not. It has little to do with race, color, religion or where you're from. He was absolutely on the mark.
If you want to find bigots and racists, they're everywhere and that includes, unfortunately, even in churches. Sometimes those who preach tolerance and proclaim to be tolerant are the most hateful of all. You can see that on this discussion forum as someone will read words f a stranger and jump to conclusions with a mean and vicious retort.
If you show respect, chances are it will be returned to you. Given half a chance, most folks are pretty decent.
So people are gossips where you live--there are gossips everywhere. You don't have to be part of it.
Here in NH, we have everything Sandra is looking for. I've been around a few years and people have been moving here from all over since before my time. My family has sold lots of land to folks
"from away" and ithout exception, these newcomers became friends. They respected us and didn't try to turn the world upside down by changing the way things were.
F14, you're my kind of people. Hope to meet you someday.

OW-diplomats    Posted 07-25-2001 at 08:55:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good points about people - When i read your comments, they add to my "male, ex-military NH" database, whether i mean to have that happen or not. Our minds continually judge strangers, (which includes the whole world at birth. :)

When i stepped off a warship and my countrymen spat on me, i had little choice but to judge, and you can bet i remember them to this day and have decided who they were!

Churches which get all smug and boast about being the religious "cream of the crop" are missing the big picture: If it's the sick who need healing -- then why open a clinic for well people?

Here's another peek at how the world sees us --

I'll get off my soapbox now - didn't mean to get started :)

Tori Kaufmann    Posted 07-26-2001 at 11:45:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know all to well what it is liked to be judged. I am on the fat side, am not rich nor am I fast and highly educated. Where I live and am sure it happens everywhere, people tend to look down at me because I don't look like Brittiny Spears, my wardrobe would not make the fashion magazines and my bank account does not even come close to that of Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates. It is like to be accepted in today's society (or where I live), you have to be the way others want you to be. If I did that, I would be phony and not being myself. That is all I know how to be. I heard somewhere that God does not make junk. I totally believe that, why can't the world believe that, too?

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