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Waarom doen we niets aan de oorzaak?

Telkenmale er een schokkende gebeurtenis voorvalt in het westen is iedereen in rep en roer. Zij staan er niet bij stil dat elke dag meerdere slachtoffers vallen door wapengeweld in het Midden-Oosten en in het Afrikaanse halfrond.

Panel from a family mosque

Paneel van een familie moskee (Foto credit: Wikipedia)

In hun eigen contreien vallen er jaarlijks, om niet te zeggen ‘dagelijks’, veel meer doden dan door de terroristen om het leve gebracht, door auto ongelukken. Tegen dat verkeersgeweld wordt echter niet gereageerd want dat zijn de mensen al zo gewoon geworden dat de auto-ongelukken zelfs de kranten of het nieuws op radio en televisie niet meer halen.

Degenen die macht hebben zijn zeker niet bij gebaat dat de buitenlandse moeilijkheden en terreur ophouden, want dat verdoezelt het binnenlands nieuws en maakt dat zij (de politici) zich groot kunnen maken in een voor hen belangrijker geheel.

Voor de media is het belangrijk om de aandacht te kunnen trekken en met gewone fait divers of met ‘goed nieuws’ kunnen zij dat niet. Meer mensen zijn geïnteresseerd in het leed van anderen, zodat zij zichzelf beter kunnen afspiegelen.

Natuurlijk wensen de media en wapenfabrikanten graag hun omzet op peil te houden. Omzetcijfers zijn voor hen even, als niet nog belangrijker dan de cijfers voor politici. Maar ook zij moeten zich profileren en willen alsmaar hoger op de ladder klimmen. Voor de politici komt het er op aan hun populariteit hoog te houden of nog beter, te verhogen. Gebeurtenissen die de aandacht van het algemene publiek verkrijgen zijn de ideale zoethoudertjes die de politieker de kans geven om aan zijn imago te werken. Met volksverlakkerij kunnen de populariteit en zo het aantal zetels in de peilingen maar ook bij de verkiezingen verhoogd worden. zulk een verhoging zal hen dan meer kansen geven om hun eigen agenda door te drukken maar ook om het volk in toom te houden. Vandaar dat het loont om te focussen op angst in plaats van te focussen op positiviteit.

Het komt er op aan dat er genoeg mensen zijn die waarschuwen voor zulk een volksverlakkerij en een mist in de ogen gooien van de burgers. Zinnige burgers moeten er op bedacht zijn dat allerlei groeperingen alle kansen zullen willen grijpen om hun gelijk te halen en de mensen een loer te draaien.

In penibele omstandigheden komt het er dan eens te meer op aan om de ‘negatieve spiraliteit’ om te keren en om de mensen om je heen duidelijk te maken hoe de vork in de steel zit.

Daarbij is informatiegeving belangrijk. Hiertoe moeten religieuze groeperingen dan ook hun verantwoordelijkheid nemen. Islamieten moeten mensen duidelijk maken dat die terreur zaaiers geen echte Islamieten zijn en dat zij de naam van Allah misbruiken voor hun eigen machtspositie te verhogen. Christenen daarentegen moeten ook hun gelovigen oproepen om de juiste Christelijke houding aan te nemen en open te staan voor hen die ook geloven in de God van Abraham. Ook zij dragen de verantwoordelijkheid duidelijke taal te spreken en er op te wijzen waar God zijn schepsels nar toe wil brengen.

Het moet wel gezegd worden dat de Moslim gemeenschap veel te lang gezwegen heeft om dit Moslim fundamentalisme af te breken en in de grond te boren. Wij kunnen slecht hopen dat meer leden van de Ummah/Oema of Moslim gemeenschap nu de moed zullen hebben op in het openbaar het op te nemen tegen hen die de Islam besmeuren.

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Om te onthouden

  • Keer op keer aanslagen plaats = Keer op keer “Allahu akbar” geroepen => keer op keer veroordelen wij het brute geweld => Demonstraties, minuten stilte + dagenlange nieuwsuitzendingen => prenten iedereen in hoe gevaarlijk Islam is
  • koren op de molen van  machtswellustelingen als Marine le Pen, Geert Wilders en Donald Trump => dankbaar gebruik van islamofobie = redder in nood > waarschuwen tegen ‘verwerpelijke’ religie Islam
  • grenzen + moskeeën dicht + alle moslims eruit= probleem opgelost
  • alleen nog maar te wachten tot er weer iets gebeurt => gewoon kwestie van tijd
  • sociale problemen + vatbaar voor ideologie die voor explosieve blindheid kan zorgen:
  1. Onzekerheid over identiteit: wie + waar bijhoren + doel
  2. Frustraties over acceptatie
  3. Rechtvaardigheid
  • De Daesh ideologie geeft jongeren leidraad voor al deze problemen:
  1. Identiteit > moslim, een hele echte, de enige echte;
  2. Acceptatie: die mensen zitten toch niet op je te wachten => kom snel hier heen => met open armen ontvangen + goede dingen doen;
  3. Rechtvaardigheid: Israel + NAVO = onderdrukkers van moslims = geschiedenis.
  • eis van assimilatie, eeuwige discriminatie, ondersteunen van onrecht
  • ‘je suis’ bordjes + Franse vlaggen over je hoofd zat => tijd dat je Mohamed wél uitnodigt voor een sollicitatiegesprek

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Voorheen

Echte vooruitgang laat niemand achter

Dit kan gewoon echt niet meer

Fatsoensnormen Online

Onder­scheid maken – een repliek op Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Aanvullende lectuur

  1. Is Islamfobie uitgevonden door fundamentalistische regimes
  2. Fundamentalisme en religie #1 Noorwegen
  3. Fundamentalisme en religie #2 Frankrijk en België
  4. Fundamentalisme en religie #3 Vluchtelingen en racisme
  5. Fundamentalisme en religie #4 Verdrukking
  6. Fundamentalisme en religie #5 Verguisde Koran
  7. Fundamentalisme en religie #6 Versplintering
  8. Te late hulp voor Syrië uit Westen voedingsbodem voor Vechters voor een Islamitische Staat
  9. Nieuwkomers, nieuwelingen, immigranten, allochtonen en import
  10. Vloedgolf van verziekt entertainement
  11. Hoe de Satan vandaag rond toert
  12. Mens en leed
  13. Wij zijn zelf verantwoordelijk
  14. Het is makkelijk onze verantwoordelijkheden te ontwijken
  15. Engelse tieners vinden religie schadelijk
  16. Niet elk religieus geweld is religieus
  17. Tegenstroom voor Terreur of omringende angst

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Verdere stof tot nadenken

  1. Charlie
  2. Aanslag
  3. Hoe de media in alle waarschijnlijkheid cijfers over aantal vluchtelingen manipuleert.
  4. Halen we met asielzoekers een paard van Troje binnen?
  5. Wat is er mis met Christelijk fundamentalisme?
  6. Het fascisme van antireligieuze utopisten
  7. ‘Radicale moslims benaderen actief vluchtelingen’
  8. Islam eng of niet?
  9. Islamofobie is contraproduktief
  10. Eigen Volk Eerst
  11. Onder­scheid maken – een repliek op Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  12. A tous mes amis
  13. The sharpen­ing of contradictions
  14. Fakta: fundamentalisme
  15. Binfikir -interview: Göçün yapısı değişti ve demokrasinin de buna göre yeniden şekillenmesi gerekir
  16. Transformer
  17. Teror Doa?
  18. Hilangnya Relevansi Kebertuhanan Fundamentalis
  19. Islam Benar vs. Islam Salah: Muslim dan non-Muslim harus bersatu untuk mengalahkan ideologi Wahhabi

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Keer op keer vinden er aanslagen plaats. Keer op keer wordt er Allahu akbar geroepen en keer op keer veroordelen wij het brute geweld. Demonstraties, minuten stilte en dagenlange nieuwsuitzendingen prenten iedereen in hoe gevaarlijk de Islam is. De media harken miljoenen aan advertentie-inkomsten binnen met angstartikelen over moslims, regeringen hollen de privacy van de burger steeds verder uit en machtswellustelingen als Marine le Pen, Geert Wilders en Donald Trump maken dankbaar gebruik van islamofobie om als redder in nood te waarschuwen tegen de ‘verwerpelijke’ religie Islam. Stem op mij, dan gooi ik de grenzen en moskeeën dicht, flikker alle moslims eruit en is het probleem opgelost! Het gaat maar door en het gaat maar door. Waarom?

Het zou te simpel zijn om te zeggen dat het maar doorgaat omdat degenen die macht hebben er niet bij gebaat zijn dat het ophoudt: De media en wapenfabrikanten houden graag hun omzet…

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Where are the female writers

When research shows that women, who are more than half of the population, write only a third of the stories, how does it come that not more women are taking up the pen and sharing their thoughts?

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“Bon Ton Burlesquers – 365 days ahead of them all.” Poster of U.S. burlesque show, 1898, showing a woman in outfit with low neckline and short skirts holding a number of upper-class men “On the string”. Color lithograph (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did women still not become confident enough to have their voice sounding in the air? Or is the human world still being influenced by macho male world?

Media tells us our roles in society — it tells us who we are and what we can be.

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) released its yearly report on the status of women in U.S. media on July the 15th. This new report shows us who people think matters and what is important to media — and clearly, as of right now, for the American citizen it is not women.

Taken together, the 49 studies are a snapshot of women in media platforms as diverse as news, literature, broadcast, film, television, radio, online, tech, gaming, and social media.

In evening broadcast news, women are on-camera 32% of the time; in print news, women report 37% of the stories; on the Internet, women write 42% of the news; and on the wires, women garner only 38% of the bylines.

“We face the same issue here,” Women in Media (www.womeninmedia.net) National Patron Caroline Jones said. “While more than half of the graduates in our sector are women, women hold around 7% of management roles. That’s got to change.” {Media executives to tackle gender equality in Women in Media panel}

How Men Dominate The US Media Landscape

In my ecclesia and for my websites I also ask the female part of our society to contribute to our society, but it seems that they, like human male, keep quiet.

We may perhaps know that men do less than they ought (unless they do all that they can), but what about women?

The list of notable female writers may be huge and many ladies could get me carried away. It were not only story tellers or historicist but also article writers who got me tantalised.

Also looking at several followers of my different sites I am pleased to find several female writers and photographers who offer very nice articles or beautiful series of visual postings. Pity none of them offered them yet to join us and use the opportunity to get more readers to know them and to bring them also to their nice articles.

If you are writing on the net, why would you not share some of your ideas here and share some readings you encountered, when scrolling the many articles available on the net. It would be strange if you would not be able to find at least one article in a year worth sharing with others.  In case that would be the case, not able to find more interesting articles on the net, that others also should read, it would mean that too much rubbish is presented and that by the overload serious articles do not find a chance to be noticed.

When I see on social media, like Facebook and on Youtube what gets most interest and most likes, it either says a lot of the present generation and gives an impression that non-serious and shocking material gets most interest by the present viewers.

Why not distance us form all that under-the-belt material and from the voyeuristic articles, focusing on things which are important for our society?

I am perhaps very conservative and have some old fashioned ideas and gender role ideas, but that does not mean that people can not be conform or of total different vision and would not able to present opposites over here. the nicest thing would be when different visions can stand next to each other (in peace).

I may think women should be best at presenting articles about the female role in our society, and could bring articles on the household but also on women at work or the role of women in our community or in our ecclesia or church. but they also could bring ideas about living and arranging our living quarters, sharing architectural and interior design ideas.

Naturally also men could write articles about those subjects, and they are invited too.

I am still waiting for writers to present themselves? Please when you do feel called do not hesitate, but contact me straight ahead.

I welcome any interested serious writer, who is willing to share his thoughts and interesting thoughts he or she finds on the net.

Do not wait until tomorrow but act today.

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  • Socialize Your Content Marketing Initiatives (socialnomics.net)
    Whether you write your own content, hire someone to do it for you or are a guest blogger for someone else, writing the content is actually only a piece of the pie.
    An important part of writing content is creating shareable material. Once it’s live, the sharing starts.

    And, yes, you want others to share it straight from the site, but it’s also a smart strategy for you to work on that sharing and promotion as well. Social media, among other strategies, will play a big role in this.
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    If people like your content, they’ll want to see more. In your bio, you can include your social media sites and links to other pieces related to the one you’re sharing. Be careful not to link to too much; that can be overwhelming.

     

  • Top 4 Tips for Promoting Your Small Business On Social Media (hiscox.com)
    Most small business owners know by now that they need to have a presence on social media. You’ve probably set up a fan page on Facebook for your business, and you probably have a Twitter account. You may have a LinkedIn account, a Google+ page and even a YouTube channel. Those are great first steps toward promoting your business. Now you have to feed the beast.
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    Post a ‘teaser’ or a promotion on each network, than include a link to your most recent blog post. If you have a special offer or promotion, describe it in the blog post as well as the social media posts, in case people come to your blog in some other way.
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    Keep the quality of your content to a high standard. You’ll find that consumers are looking for different types of content like whitepapers and infographics. Make sure it’s useful and concise. Content that feature listicles such as our “10 Important Personal Characteristics of an Entrepreneur” piece are a great start. Social media has shortened our attention spans, so you need to grab the reader’s attention and hold it by providing information they can use. Don’t try to extend the length of your posts with ‘fluff’ – you’ll lose your audience.
  • 4 Alternative Social Media Platforms Every Marketer Should Be Using (thesuccess4life.com)
    you can build long-term relationship with your targeted audience .
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    9 Simple Social Media Tips Even Amateurs Can Follow
    The core of a great social media page is not the number of followers, nor the engagement rate. It is all about the contents you share. Quality contents are integral part of social media to generate followers, and improve engagement. People tend to share topics that they find useful, so always provide them with these types of contents. But, keep in mind that you should not limit your updates to your website’s contents, you should also share useful posts from other websites.
  • Associate Yourself with Strong Social Media Initiatives (socialnomics.net)
    You can share news about your association, post pictures of association events, and keep followers updated on everything your association represents.
  • Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition (socialfish.org)
  • Media executives to tackle gender equality in Women in Media panel (mumbrella.com.au)
    The current numbers are bleak and going nowhere fast. And although there is a real and clear business imperative for diversity at the top of business in this country and globally — with compelling statistics to match, we can’t wait and hope for it to be worked out by those whose current self interests are tied to things remaining more or less the same. Quotas are the only certain pathway to gender equity.
  • How Men Dominate The U.S. Media Landscape [Infographic] (forbes.com)
  • Hot 97’s TT Torrez Talks Making It in The Radio Industry (madamenoire.com)
  • Literary Gaps: The Classic Books We Overlook (readerswritersjournal.com)
  • 11 Books By Women That Reached Cult Status (stylecaster.com)
    For some, the idea of reaching for a summertime book means frivolous beachside reading material. But this year, instead of letting the time pass by with fluffy chick lit, why not delve deep into the classic stories by women writers that have made it to cult status?

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Just be yourself…

The problem with the present society is that most people do not want to be themselves, but try to be like the stars and media personalities present themselves.

Most people want to live in a ‘would be’ or ‘wish it were like this’ fantasy world, were they can enjoy all material luxury, but forget the spiritual values which are more important.

To be oneself is often not appreciated by contemporary society, which already prescribes tranquillisers to babies kids and puppies. Yes the beloved pets do not seem to escape the rage of defining Adhd, Asperger and other syndromes.

Many have forgotten that those who dare to wear their own clothing how they want it, use the gadgets they prefer, because they personally like them, do not run with all the others to follow the mainstream, are those who are the strongest.

They are the ones who may be the strangers in our society, but who are the real individuals with their own value to stand strong in the storms, not changing like the wind blows from one or the other site.

It is by just being yourself, not minding what all the rest may do, that you will be able to go through your life finding satisfaction and getting to the point where you want to be. Getting at the goal is by knowing what you want and what you can achieve, no matter how others may disappoint you or try to get you on other ideas.

Know what you want, where to go, and continue according to your own stubborn ideas, hoping to reach the goal worth aiming at.

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Do you want to face yourself being the one who dares to build up and to destroy the self? Are you willing to accept your independent soul, which may be stubborn and headstrong, trying to live with a self-governance? Are you willing not to loose the sense of self, not having to mirror your preferences instead?

Let yourself be inspired to guide yourself to grow, sometimes blindfolded to the edge of the cliff, where  many may be looking from high up, wanting to laugh with you.

Remind than one of Amy’s texts:

You stood at the edge and watched unaware,

amazed at the efficiency of your plunder of me.

Arms crossed, a smug look of satisfaction

crept prematurely across your face,

and the winds stirred and protested,

the earth shook and groaned,

and a deluge burst forth beneath your feet

and that false security was washed away.

When did the emptiness and despair

that dwelled within burn and crumble

and give way to hope,

a yearning to be free?

– from The Art of Diametrical Opposition

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I hope and think this girl has perhaps found strength in her real ‘me’ that was hidden under the surface. She might, like several other people, women and/or men, have their life been impacted by  insidious, cruel, and merciless terror regardless of their education, finances, ethnic and religious background, gender, age, and sexual orientation.

Whatever happens in our life, how much others would like to destroy us. From the Inner-power we have, all having been created in the image of God, we can find the cornerstone to build on and the Guide to help us through life. All of us in search for the self can find the own inner being and the Helper ready to give His Hand.

Even when other humans may get on your nerves sometimes and you can’t understand why they insist on doing the same stupid things, over and over again, then you shall not have to worry you went your own way willing to follow that inner voice. When you want to give an ear to the Strongest Voice in you, silence shall be broken and light will shine in the dark, a Securing Voice calling you. Then you shall not have to get tired of the repetitive stupidity of human behaviour. Better imagine what it must be like for God. He’s been watching this parade a lot longer than many have.

Thankfully He is infinitely patient and able to see our higher selves far better than we are. Sometimes  people manage to forget we even have higher selves. God never forgets and He is in it for the long haul. { in The World}

Be it a raging misogynist who is grateful but is convinced that some have utopian visions for a perfect society, let us always do hope that if we start in our own little surroundings and by making more strong personalities who keep believing in their self, we can come closer to a nicer world where we can become respected as our own personality, worth being here.

The ‘I AmJehovah God created us. In Him we should listen more to the ‘I Am’ in us.

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  • Lesser-known things about Asperger’s syndrome (bbc.co.uk)
    While there are similarities with autism, people with Asperger’s syndrome have fewer problems with speaking and don’t usually have the associated learning disabilities.They sometimes call themselves aspies for short. In recognition of the fact that their brains are wired differently, people with autism and Asperger’s say that they are “neuro-untypical”. They call people who don’t have either disability “neurotypicals”, or NTs.
  • Democracy, Policy, and the Experts (pacificbullmoose.com)
    The Internet has been accused of many things. It has been condemned as a destroyer of value. It has been reviled as the hiding place of gangsters and perverts. And now, in the pages of The Federalist, self-styled social science and public policy expert Tom Nichols accuses it of destroying expertise.Nichols’ point, brutally summarized, is that by appearing to make everyone’s opinion of equal value, the Internet is slashing the value of an expert’s opinion to essentially zero. That’s dangerous, he says. To kill expertise is to reject knowledge and how we gain it. It is to raise the value of the opinions of people like Jenny McCarthy over those of doctors.
  • Female power, influence, and privileges: 1835 (avoiceformen.com)
    The supremacy of the weak over the strong is a very remarkable phenomenon, and it is as mischievous as it is it is remarkable. Whatever nature or law may have denied women, art and secret sway give them all: they are influential to a degree perfectly unguessed, and men are possessed by, not possessors of them.
  • Had I but a voice…whisperings of Aspergers (aspergersgirls.wordpress.com)
    We believe we are never going to be good enough, right enough, or enough. No matter how much we read, decipher and figure out. No matter the conclusions pondered and information transmitted, the puzzles seemingly solved, or ideas seemingly mastered. We remain somewhat in awe of ourselves and the world. Our bodies and brains, and everything, unwinded and dissected, and nonetheless remaining singularly tangled and unmanageable. Our brains were made to conquer and conquest, and yet, we are the ones conquered in the endless ways in which to surmise our reality and exponential experience in life. Through our ability to mesh objectivity with subjectivity, we are made into a conundrum of possibilities; ourselves delivered to the world through a large scope of outward introspection, as if the audience is the All of everyone, and we the victim of circumstantial evidence.
  • I Am Perfect, Why Aren’t You? (youllsoonbeflying.com)
    Words of I AM first become our armor, eventually becoming our skin, and by adulthood, they are our soul. Every time we hear or say I AM, we become exactly what follows.I was always told from a young age that I am stubborn, headstrong, bold, daring, thick-skinned, strong-willed, precocious, creative, wordy, spacey, disorganized,
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    I began to find that the more I embraced the I AMs I was given as a child, the more confusing it felt to display the opposite characteristics without often questioning their authenticity. One big one for me was discovering that I AM in fact, not thick-skinned, tough or head strong, as I had been told countless times in my youth.
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    Somehow one day, after a time of living the I AMs I thought I was, I woke up and realized that I felt compelled to try something different. I had a need to start listening to the genuine I AMs buried somewhere down in there. The ones I had been ignoring about myself in all those quiet moments with only my thoughts, when my guilt and shame and feelings of disconnect would rise up just a tiny bit and say, “Hey, you know you’re not really any of the things you claim to be by living out right?
  • falling down the same hole (mobilisedbygod.wordpress.com)
    God hates self-righteousness. He doesn’t cause us to sin, but when we do he uses it to remind us our weakness, and to keep us from pride. This helps us to be less judgmental of others and more understanding of their failures.
  • Why can’t I hate you? (astreetnamedworld.wordpress.com)
    The first time I met you I felt wariness because society, etiquette and common sense dictate that when you meet a stranger you treat them with caution and be suspicious of their every word and actions but I decided to ignore the forces that control human thinking and under two days you had spun a web over me and I was all yours.
  • Myths, Lies and Suspicious Minds – Debunking the popular misconceptions that surround the lives of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (seventhvoice.wordpress.com)
    those living with Asperger’s Syndrome often find themselves having to battle against a sea of erroneous professional and social misconceptions (myths) which leave them wide open to a consistent stream of criticism and suspicion as to who they truly are, their levels of ability, and the validity of their ‘unusual’ ways of being the world.
  • Happy 68th Independence Day (heta1311.wordpress.com)
    The great warriors like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai and many others fought for our country’s freedom, toiled and went through many difficulties at the stake of their own lives.
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    When is this country going to be free from the caste discrimination! To say, we all are Indians but, there are different castes and religions residing here. We are free from Britishers but, when are we going to be free from this discrimination’s done where one Indian will kill another, in the name of a religion! Where has the humanity evaded. Many accused are still freely roaming outside and in search of their next prey, many victims are still awaiting their day of justice today!
  • Coping with Autism: My Perspective, Part 2 (2yearbackblog.wordpress.com)
    It may sound insensitive to those much worse off than I, but sometimes I’ve found myself wishing that my symptoms were a little more obvious. If they were more obvious, surely they’d be easier to understand? Well, even if that were true, it’s not exactly a healthy thing to wish for. The fact is that people on different points of the Autistic Spectrum face different sets of challenges. One of my personal challenges, for a long time, was the fear that I was lying to myself and others.

Beatriz Esmer

Are we ever going to fully know ourselves? Aren’t we always changing, always becoming someone new? I think when we start to search for categories to fit in and names to call ourselves is when we really get messed up. Why do we need to be anything at all? I don’t think we really find ourselves, I think we create ourselves. You are a collection of everything that you have ever heard, read, seen, felt, thought, touched… There is no finding, only becoming. Don’t grab at things for no reason hoping it will be something that can define you. Aren’t there things that pull at your soul? Anything at all. Go to those things. Try them and look into them and do whatever you want to do. You are becoming yourself all of the time. Accepting yourself is accepting change. It’s inevitable. You will never be one thing. You are…

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