Wow, two posts in two days? This is unheard of for me!
Be proud of you!
What I really want to know today is what people think of when I say the word ‘pride’. The rainbow flags? Parades? The LGBTQ+ community? Maybe it is one of these, or maybe it’s something far smaller than this. Maybe it’s simply being proud of yourself. No matter what it is it should be something that you’re proud of. I believe that the idea of pride isn’t just about being a part of that single community but it’s about being proud of yourself no matter what. You should be proud of yourself because you are you and there is only one you on this huge planet.
Pride is something that people have been fighting for many years for. People have been fighting for acceptance and encouragement for all these years and they finally have something. Even if this is something as an individual you don’t agree with (why? I don’t know), you should be able to use this month to feel good about yourself no matter of your sexual orientation. The reason I’m saying this is because I really am sick of people making suggestions that this community doesn’t deserve these rights and celebrations because “they aren’t special.” While I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, how rude does a person need to be to dedicate their time to ensuring someone’s unhappiness. Instead of being that person; involve yourself! Be proud of who you are and who you have developed into.
Don’t get me wrong, anyone can be proud of themselves at any time and anyone can celebrate anything at any time. However, the month of June is dedicated to the idea of a beautiful sea of flags, happiness and pride coming together and being one individual group which represents how mankind can come together and unite as one. It would be a truly astonishing moment to see everyone participate with their own type of pride. While I believe that this won’t always be possible, we can do our best to ensure that people feel happy and heard.
When was the last time you felt proud of yourself? Remember, this can be anything at all. Were you proud of something you’ve accomplished? Or proud of doing something out of your comfort zone? Maybe you were proud of yourself because you were able to get out of bed this morning. No matter what it is, it is pride. You have the right to be proud.
Even I’m not a part of the LGBTQ+ community yet I’ve spent the last hour of my life writing a post all about it because I am aware how much it means to people. I have lots of friends who would class themselves in that community and they mean a lot to me and this a small way to show my love and appreciation for them.
Yugen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too complex for words.