If We Were Having Coffee // Meeting the Man I Wish I’d Known

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  1. Aren’t families just SO complicated? I’ve got an Aunt that I’m wanting less and less to do with. Mainly because she’s one of those people that came on Facebook and just believes everything! It’s brought out this horrible racist side of her. Although she’s kind too me, I just don’t want to…not not deal with her anymore. She also (well I thought) has this big heart and it’s really odd how mean and uninformed I now find her.

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    1. I feel you on the bringing-out-a-horrible-racist-side thing. I find it bizarre that I’d never heard my parents say the “n” word when I was a kid (heard it first in my family from the “uber-christian, church every Sunday” uncle and cousins when I was about 12–shocked me). It’s strange because suddenly when I was about to graduate high school, I started hearing all these racist things coming out of their mouths, and the name calling! It’s as if they figured I was old enough that the filters on their real thoughts and speech could come off and I’d understand it as truth.

      Makes me wonder, though, why they didn’t just say those things all the time I was growing up, if it was “the truth” and all…hmm…

      I’m an inch away from quitting Facebook for good. I’m only on there 5 minutes a week to check in and see if a last-minute job opening popped up for one job, and that’s it, anyway.

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  2. Hugs to you, darlin’, in your search for answers. It’s hard to say what motivates someone, and that he made you feel so horrible all your life is just–ugh! I can’t understand how someone can rationalize treating a child like that just because they were born.

    Be good to yourself and hope you find something good to cling to in all that. Maybe you’ll find something that’ll teach us all something that needs to be learned and acknowledged (go for that Nobel Peace Prize!)

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