In a dream I had the other night a manager at work was showing a new employee around. This manager explained that she had recently come out as trans and that she was on her way to becoming a man. As she was saying this I saw her family and felt how shocked, crushed, and disappointed they were.
In the next significant part of the dream the three of us were in a vehicle going towards the center of town. The manager then said, "The only way to become successful is to start a business." Then, in more of a transmitted feeling than in actual words, she made it known that her new trans identity was an integral part of a business she was planning on starting.
When I woke up I was a little confused because that manager isn't trans in the slightest. I soon realized it was a message to me. I’m not transsexual, but there are parts of me I don't make known to everyone which makes me feel like I'm not being who I really am.
The message I took away was that I would only be successful if I let myself be more fully known. And by success in this instance, I'm talking more about successfully fulfilling the plan/potential God gave me.
Part of that success would involve me sharing thoughts and experiences I've had in writing to get others to think a little more and maybe differently about subjects, and to let others like me know that they're not alone.
I know some of what I write will shock and disappoint my family and others, but I think most of my family will still talk to me. But there is one subject they may reject me over. And not only them, but most of the people I know. Others who have talked about it have been physically attacked, so I do hesitate. What makes the problem worse is that it is the subject I know most about.
I know that being vague may make it sound ominous, but I don't mean it to be that way. I'm trying to approach the subject as Jesus would, but some of the things Jesus did outraged the culture around Him and got Him killed. Maybe I'm being a little too dramatic out of fear to make such a comparison, but it's where I'm at.
I think for now I'll start off with other subjects, some of them controversial, some not.
Facebook has upheld Donald Trump’s suspension but will revisit the decision in six months. (Ridiculous for many reasons including that more coordination for January 6th happened on Facebook than anywhere else...including Parler.)
Curious if you guys are even on Facebook anymore. I see lots of messages from people who have deleted it or just don’t use it. Are there any features that you miss which we should incorporate here on Locals?
A big welcome to all the new folks who joined the community today! (And yes I’ll be signing those cards and mailing them out to you ASAP!)
While we do plenty of politics and culture around here it’s also a lot of pet and food pics. And since we have so many new members today it seems like a good time to start a pet pic thread. Here’s Clyde...now everyone introduce your furry friends!