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Not in the Mood...and That's Okay

Updated: May 8

Good Morning My Confidants

I'm not really in the mood for people this morning. And I'm almost always the mood for people.

I'm just seeing ugliness this morning on social media and it's taking everything out of me not to just trash those people.

There's really no point in going into it. And there is certainly no point in trashing anyone. What we think about, we bring about.

Yesterday was a good day. I had a wonderful evening with friends watching one of my favorite movies ever, Love! Valor! Compassion!

I had a really good night's sleep.

And then woke up this morning to a bunch of ugliness, including a lot of it aimed at the new Ken doll that is coming out tomorrow, one that I can't wait to get. It is obviously GLBTQ+ hatred, and I was really surprised about it, especially when they deny it's GLBTQ+ hatred.

They're comparing him to that gentleman that had the radical surgery to try and look like a Ken doll who has now transitioned to a woman. And while I don't quite understand why someone gets as much surgery is that person did, the person doesn't deserve hatred. Not at all. Not in any way.

And it really disappoints me that my fellow humans are saying such terrible things. And it comes to me how privileged I really am. People hate that word. "Privileged." They deny it. Angrily. Like those men who are angrily saying that women are crazy because they would rather come upon a bear in the woods than a man.

Why do people speak with such authority about things that they don't understand? I could never understand what it's like to be a woman. I'm constantly surprised, constantly, by things that women say to me about what it's like to be a woman and I see that I am absolutely privileged as a white male in society.

I see the hatred aimed at the new Ken doll and it just gives me the barest barest barest hint at what it must be like to be hated for looking different.

Although I do know what it's like to be hated for BEING different.

I'm just disappointed. Saddened.

On top of that, I ordered something and they sent the wrong thing and it will cost me more to fix it and they are arguing with me about it. Thank goodness it was only $10.

So, I need to just relax, drink my coffee, ignore any more of this stuff, sit in love, maybe watch something silly on TV.

I'll get over it.

Peace be with you all.


BG "Gentle Ben" Thomas

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