Hi love :) I haven’t been keeping up with this blog like I originally wanted to >.< This blog dedicated to being there for people who just need to talk. I have seen so many videos online of people who feel lonely, depressed, unattractive, bullied, etc. and just need a friend. No one should ever feel unloved, unwanted, or not good enough. It breaks my heart to know that there are young people who feel like the world would be a better place without them. I just want to cry for every single person that I see hurting. I want to help. I don’t want to hear about another suicide story that was caused by someone feeling like they don’t matter. Everyone matters. Please, please, if you’re depressed TALK about it! Get it out. Talking about it helps so much. Having someone listen to you and be truly concerned/interested in what you have to say will help so much!
Oh my god, your blog is PERFECT. Hi. I'm Sally. Nice tah meetcha! :)
[uncivilized love] Answer:
Aw, thanks.. I love yours! Nice to meet you, Sally. I’m Casey :o)
Soo.. if you’re going to follow my blog, I need to tell you a little bit about my beliefs and also get a few things off my chest.
My mother and step father raised me to have religious beliefs. My mother is white and my step father, whom I call my dad since he came into my life when I was only 4 years old, is Puerto Rican. When my mother married my dad I also gained an older brother that my dad had from a pervious marriage. Because of the way I was brought up, I have always strived to see the best in people no matter what. I personally think everyone is beautiful and are only unattractive when they portray ugliness through their personality. My dad always taught me to see the good in people and not to judge others based on their religious beliefs, the color of their skin, where they are from, or their sexual preference.
I come from a small, beach town in Florida. There are people on my mother’s side of the family whom I am close to that are some of the most racist people I know. They are older and were raised by their parents to be this way and never changed. When introducing people to my brother, they always look at us funny because of the physical differences between us. Since he is Puerto Rican and I am Italian/white his complexion is much, much darker than mine. When my mom and dad first got married, some of my mom’s family did not even want to accept my brother because of his skin color. Of course, once they got to know him and how amazing his personality is they looked past the color of his skin and accepted him for who he really is. They realized that just because his skin color is not white he is still the same as they are. I think this is a major problem in America today. People are so stuck in the past and refuse to be open to change. But this change is something that must, and I believe, will happen. I just wish it could happen now.
I have two best friends. One is a black Christian woman and the other is an intelligent Arabic man who has Muslim beliefs. When I am with them and introduce them to other people I know, I don’t introduce them as “oh, this is my black friend so and so” or “Hey, have you met my friend so and so? He’s Muslim.” I don’t think of them that way; to me they are ________ and ________ (I don’t need to put their names in here), not black ________ and Muslim ________. We may have different skin colors or have different religious beliefs, but we are all still human beings. Why can’t we all be treated equally? We are in America after all - one big melting pot.
What really irritated me and was the cause of me venting to you like this is when I came into work this morning everyone was talking about what happened to Trayvon Martin. I work with a very racist woman who is very open with everyone about what she believes. She is white and moved here from a city where she was considered a minority because of her skin color. This morning, she was going on and on bashing people who do not have the same ethnicity as her. When I first started working here she saw a pictures of me and my best friend or my brother on my Facebook page (which I have now deactivated) and instantly made comments about them because they weren’t white. Why does it matter? Should all of my friends be white, protestant, blonde hair-blue eyed? No. Thinking you are better than someone because your skin color is lighter or you believe in Jesus and not Allah or Buddha is ignorance.
If I could have one wish, it would be for all to be treated equally. I know this sounds a lot like when pageant girls wish for world peace, but it’s something that I truly want and I think one day we can achieve it. Why should someone be treated any differently because their skin is a little darker than yours or they don’t believe in the same god as you?
Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Hispanic, white, black, orange, purple, gay, straight, bi, etc… why should it matter?