WE SEE THE WORLD VIA THE FILTRES OF OUR CULTURAL LENS
Everything we know from cradle to grave comes from this Species' many (men-made) Belief and Language and their associated (equally men-made) Values and Ways of Conduct.
Ergo, they serve as lens and filters to our reactions and actions, they filter our Perception by encircling us with our own version of our Culture.
As a result, we either find most "Differences/Pluralities/Evolution" refreshing and we adore the New, or we are predisposed to dislike, to bar and to abhor "Differences/Evolution/Pluralities"...
And we hold and cling hard on to the Old.
Perception can be a real slave & whore to the mainstream socio-religio-politico-commercial conditioning of the world populations!
In my life, I will tell you all, I've been many things to many people!
However I have always been just only myself.
The fact is, I cannot help if/when Others have not yet acquired/evolved the open and free / liberated eyes and mind, in order to see, to capture what/how/who it really is, and without the limiting / censoring filtres of their culture.
If you happen to be a human being who cannot grasp me, cannot grasp my personal Meaning, my Nature, my evolutionary Changes and so forth, it is fine and dandy by me!
LOL - What do I care, to each their own!
There is no right or wrong, there is no better nor worse and this is not a competition of wining and losing, it is life and we do what we can with what we have and know at the time, that's all.
Some of us, we do walk the Middle Line of the Roads between "What Should & What Should Not Be".
And we do it in order to keep, to preserve our Honesty to our own Selves and equally also, to our True / Free-Will to exercise Meaningful Choices a.k.a. (well-informed, cultured / educated) Intelligent, Wise & Empowered Freedom on behalf of ourselves and of our best interests.
Sky a.k.a. JD Aeon
p.s. A friend once wrote to me - You are always a Trans (LGBTQIAP oriented Tgirl MTF Non-Op & Part-time In-Expression), you are! But, I sense that by your absence in the local LGBTQ scene, and also, by the economy of your Trans Expression in the real world, that you're Not Always Proud of "Being Trans"!
And I replied, if/when I do not DO "like all the rest/others do", ah they will soon jump to fanciful conclusions! And logically, in order to explain the differences they encounter in me, they will choose to perceive me as some black sheep out of the herd, not with them.
It is all very much the same as it ever was, this Species will evolve and to each soul their own step in the ladder of evolution!
Because, we're all in this together, and the only way out is through.
The divisions, we've made them all up, there is ONE HERD, folks and it is called this Species a.k.a. Human Beings and also, this One dear patient Planet Mother Earth.
We've divided Ourselves in our own invented/made-up Values and Ways of Conduct. We've invented many many Belief and Language too...
And some of it, we call it the Words of our (again, invented-idea of our) Supreme Being, and as a shameful and miserable excuse in order to limit, to censor and control other members of our own family a.k.a. "Human Beings", this dear but difficult Species! LOL
However, once you too, you realize what you were forcefully fed all along, from cradle to grave to most people, was this Species' own men-made/invented "Stuffing", then you will become and feel Free/Liberated to invent, to create your own Way, your very own idea of the What and How it all should be For You, yourself!
And most of all, the best part, 100% free from all the undesirable Rubbish (invented by others just like you), human beings!
Ergo, I might as well, try to enjoy the ride, but my way, with my own eyes wide open and my mind fully liberated and individuated so that I don't get fooled again!