Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Adirondack Mts. of NY
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We all have our own way and that way needs no defense.
No one need defend the way. It may appear rose-colored to others, negative to others, or inappropriate. Can any really say that their way is best and fits them so should fit all in thought, word, or deed? These are tense times and each individual, child or adult or teen or whomever, is simply acting on their personal process. They are each dealing, avoiding, reflecting, expressing, or just walking, their own way.
Just as we each have our way through the stages of mourning, which can include anger and even hatred if there is enough fire to the anger, (and have any considered that perhaps some of us ARE feeling in mourning for what we may feel deeply as loss?), well, who is to say when it's time to move on and get over it and be more positive?
To suggest, in the way it has come across which can be totally different from intention, that the choice to be/act more positively in expression should be the goal because it works for one, CAN feel inflammatory to others, whether that possible fact can be accepted or not. One size does not fit all.
Many ARE extremely and positively active outside of MDC. No one here knows really who or how others are, let alone exactly what they are doing outside of MDC. It is hard to know how words and tone will be perceived, but assuming anything about anyone is foolhardy.
May I just say that no one here has the corner on what is the good, better or best way to deal with life in the USA right now?
So if one finds some words inflammatory...well, perhaps that IS the real feeling some got from them. It is not impossible.
CD Labor/Postpartum (MSTM), Doula trainer (BAI), Midwifery Student/Apprentice, CPS Tech