Monday, November 14, 2011

Culture Shock

Confession: The first time I heard rap music I cried. I had know idea that such music existed or why they were so angry. I couldn't stomach how anyone could say things that were so explicit. Over time, I realized that music was an expression of experiences of the artist. Not everyone grew up the same way, with the same type of neighbors and the same type of lifestyle. I still wonder why my parents let me out on my own. I was ill prepared for the real world. I was book smart, with zero street smarts. I was soooo green and trusting, on an epic level. After all, why would someone lie to me, isn't that a sin? This led to me being the butt of quite a few pranks. I have to take blame for some of it, because sometimes it was deserved.

There is a false safety net in fundamentalism. As a female, you are generally protected and shielded. You are raised to think your only purpose in life is to get married & bear children. If everything goes according to plan, you leave the headship of home, to the headship of a husband. My circumstances dictated I did not take this path.

What happens when slot A doesn't fit into slot b? Probably a midlife crisis.

8 comments:

  1. Ahh, the safety net. I have it to thank for my former belief that buttsecks results in babies ... o_0 Damn anti-sex propaganda and faulty statistics!

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  2. Hahaha...the real world is a bit scary at times.

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  3. KNOW; to understand, NO; opposite of yes. 2nd sentence.

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  4. OMG you're amazing. I wish you'd write more.

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    1. Thanks, almost a year later! This blog helped me work out some issues I had after leaving fundamentalism. It was therapy for me.

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