Be proud of who you are,
And never ashamed
of how someone else sees you.
That is THEIR shortcoming not yours.
SecondLife is certainly a fascinating environment to study human behaviour. There is a certain level of observable dysfunction in our social interactions as we go about our lives and friendships. Many studies often attributed this to the “who and why” of those attracted to virtual existence. You will be pleased to know I’m not going to bore you with a psychological essay on the subject, although those who are interested in having that conversation throw out an IM in-world and drop over for coffee and donuts. If enough are interested maybe we can start a monthly book club without the books and just talk!
Those who knows even a little about me are fully aware of my long time advocacy and passion for acceptance and equality. When it comes to prejudice and judgmental behaviour I have zero tolerance and it does appear from time to time on this blog, such as my February post on cyber bullying.
Life is full of boundaries. They vary from person to person, culture to culture. It would be wise to remember that NEVER in life do we have the right to project our own personal expectations and sit in judgement of another. The only relationship I can think of which could come even close would be that of a parent as they guide their children in what is right and wrong. The fundamentals of that relationship however is not one of judgement and adherence but of unconditional love. Even the most disenfranchised and damaged of these relationship has love within its core, with the problem often being tied to ability of expression.
Although there is so much more I could say I don’t want this to turn into a PB lecture so I am going to leave it to a piece of music from Jason Marz to say the words of wisdom that we all need to be reminded of from time to time. How to treat one another really is simple.
Take Care all,