Stephanie and her podcasting friend keep telling me I am too honest. So, I ask you all..am I too honest? I never mean to offend anyone by my blog posts, stories, or comments on social media, I just choose to be 100% honest. And sometimes being 100% honest is me airing my frustrations.
I spent my whole life hiding who I was, and how I was feeling, and I chose to no longer do that a long time ago. I know exactly who I am and like I say you either will like me or you won’t.
So, why should I feel like I have to hide my feelings? Social media is typically used to show only the tip of the iceberg and too often doesn't look beneath the surface. I choose to look beneath the surface. I choose to tell you that I am pissed off when I don't understand something. And is that a bad thing?
My students and I….apparently though I am not allowed to say “my” students anymore, I should say “the”...when does the craziness end? That is another rant. Anyway, my students and I were just talking about performance art. My definition of performance art is to make the audience question something. If you are one of the spectators watching this type of art you may feel uncomfortable but instead of just walking away I try to teach my students that they should ask themselves why they feel uncomfortable. What about the material triggering them?
So I ask you the same question? What about me sharing how I feel with 100% truth bothers you? Is it the fact that when I call something out that you yourself have not taken part in it makes you feel like a bad person? Once again not trying to shame anyone. I just use these blog posts to question the things I don’t get.
My parents raised me with the belief that I should treat others the way I want to be treated. I keep extra food in my car so that when I see someone who is experiencing homelessness I can give them food. It is one of the easiest things to make a difference and yet there are so many people out there who just pretend these people don’t exist. It just baffles my brain. I spend $20 at a dollar store and I have food for people for at least 6 months. Every time I roll down my window and give these people food I look into their eyes and tell them to be safe and have a great day, and sometimes they can’t believe I treated them like a human.
Isn’t that sad?
We can’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend there aren’t real problems out there and if we choose to do nothing about it, nothing will ever change.
Cycle Chats in my opinion is all about making change, positive change for the future of our world. So, I just get upset when people don’t understand the importance of helping others.
So maybe I am too honest? But I will continue to question the things I don’t understand and if that offends you I suggest you ask yourself why you are so bothered by it?
Love always your Cycle Half,
P.S. Right now you can help us make positive change by donating to Helping Women Period. Please truly think about the difference we can make in someone's life. If you buy a sticker that is a $9 donation and for some of you that is just not buying a coffee for one week. So, what are you going to do? Continue to bury your head in the sand or do nothing?