- Thich Nhat Hanh -
It's messed up and I was grateful I grew up in Toronto instead of California because I don't ever want to think' like many of them do. Read what inspired this cartoon: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-immigrants-running-road-sign-20170614-htmlstory.html As I thought of all those STRUCK by vehicles - children.. why? Because they are suffering and want "the American dream", which we all wanted for a while. I did! As a kid- I couldn't wait to go to the USA! I still can't wait but my last trip as fun as it was, everything for a reason - was a rude awakening on several issues.
I'm sure I might anger some but I felt like I walked into the StepfordFamily reality show. I can't believe how rude many all appear, at the grocery store they are never polite or smile or even acknowledge the cashiers. It was like a giant community of 'stuck up' - 'I'm better than the rest' attitudes. You can feel the hatred. I could and at times I could feel my heart ache... I'd think it was 'just me' and I'd meet another person who would reaffirm. One man literally said to me:
"when they meet each other here they shouldn't say - hello what's your name? They should say- what's your income?.. and then they'd might go (He animatedly thew out his hand to shake) Oh, hello' upon hearing a higher $$$ income!
Amazed I said "YES! Thank you!" it was exactly how I felt as well - oh and btw.. he was the ONLY black man I saw during my stay *with the exception of one day at a more 'touristy place' I saw a couple of black famalies - I thank them secretly for helping me 'feel normal, comfortable, a Canadian raised in Toronto normal - Thank God.
Is this how you want to be seen OC? Because you are.
Unlike your outer beauty your inner is not attractive. It's NOT just me.
In conclusion, I guess I do love the not so friendly OC people the most for they must be suffering the most - or they would not treat others the way they do. It is such a stunning state! I know it would be reflected more by the people if everyone was not walking around so angry at others, pay attention to what your little ones are witnessing.
Who put borders where they are? God?
I doubt it. Is this what you teach your children?
I am glad these signs are diminishing along with the attitudes.