Sunday, September 21, 2008

I need respect, not understanding.....as much

There are thousands of different kinds of people in this world. Thousands of temperaments, personalities and cultural backgrounds. I think its fair to say that we all have our different points of view in life. While this may open opportunities to grow and learn from one another, it can be difficult to fully understand people that are different from us. A lot of times people do not except one another due to a lack of understanding of each other.

Do we really need to understand to except? I remember coming out to my friend explaining I was trans and he excepted me not because he understood me, but because he respected me. Oh yeah, respect. Something that people really lack for one another. That's what kills me about people are not very knowledgeable or ignorant. It doesn't come as a shock that ignorant people lack the mental capacity to understand others. When you add up that these people don't respect those they don't understand they often times will choose not to see you as human.

This what bugs me about these kinds of people. They believe that without there perfect understanding of you that you don't have the right to be seen as a person with dignity and pride. I don't know about other people, but I cannot allow these people to belittle me. Ignorant people can't fathom the limitations of the bi-gender world that we live in. They can't even understand how secluded they are in their in-closed world. I will NOT allow such people to verify my existence due to their lack of understanding. This is especially true when they have a complete lack of respect for me. I hope that people keep this in mind when they are judged or belittled because most of the time the one handing out garbage feels just as judged and belittled inside.


-Nicky

7 comments:

Lori D said...

Good point about respect. We continue to be dehumanized so we can then be brutalized. There is no respect for us when we're called "IT."
I've learned to respect the opinions of only those I respect. Everyone else and their opinions just don't matter.

Nicky said...

Wow. My first comment ^_^. Thank you so much for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

-Nicky

alan said...

You have just summed up in a nutshell what has caused 98% of the war and terror in this world, along with 99% of the interpersonal problems!

Any thought of becoming Secretary of State?

It's nice to meet you!

alan

Nicky said...

Alan welcome to my blog. I think I may want to be the president instead. ;) Now that's presidential history.

Lori D said...

Ooooh, President! Can I be VP? I'd LOVE to look as pretty as Palin, 'cept with MUCH different views! Ya know! ;)

Nicky said...

Its time for us trannies to march out there and rule the world! ^_^ Muhahaha

alan said...

It would sure be a better place...

alan