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I'm multiracial and don't even know it all. Being born in the U.S. most of us are multiracial and may not even know it. My roots go back to Brazil and Portugal and there's so much in my family tree that isn't even discovered and some lost to time. I think we all have once wondered what life would be like as someone or something else. I have wondered but I am content with me and wouldn't want to change it because then I wouldn't be me and it would be like spitting on my ancestors faces who worked hard to get us (my family) to where I am today. I think this is a natural thought and perhaps you aren't content with how your life is at the moment. If that's the case that can be changed but one thing you can't change is who you are and where you came from! I think we need to accept ourselves and be the best we can be with the time we have on this planet. And that's my two cents.
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All we can do is accept ourselves no matter what.
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All we can do is accept ourselves no matter what.


Did you just kill your own thread?

I didn't read page one by the way.
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All we can do is accept ourselves no matter what.


Sadly some people never do. A perfect example look at Hollywood all of the plastic people who never want to age, don't like the features they were born with and go under the knife to be someone else. They adopt personas and become someone else. But hey to each their own.
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1) No, we shouldn't necessarily be proud. Pride in one's own heritage can become fanatical, and therefore dangerous. Also, denying the right to not be prideful can result in malice. Nevertheless, I don't feel that pride is always horrible or anything. It can be harmless and/or beneficial in moderation.

"Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame." - General Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender




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No.
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I wouldnt change my race, but I would like to change where I was born. Like a black guy born in Europe or Japan. Why, because american(especially ones from the south) black people annoy the shit out of me
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Ignoring my original comment, this is true. We're told to accept ourselves for who we are yet we expect others to do the same. At least that is how I see it.
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I wouldnt change my race, but I would like to change where I was born. Like a black guy born in Europe or Japan. Why, because american(especially ones from the south) black people annoy the shit out of me


I wanted to live in Europe.
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Ignoring my original comment, this is true. We're told to accept ourselves for who we are yet we expect others to do the same. At least that is how I see it.


It's amazing the things you realize when you open your eyes. We all want to belong! Be loved, accepted, or apart of something. Now what that something is, that place to belong to, that person who loves us is all apart of the journey called life. I guess what I'm saying is live life and be happy. And don't fret over minor things.
Posted 3/20/14

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Sadly some people never do. A perfect example look at Hollywood all of the plastic people who never want to age, don't like the features they were born with and go under the knife to be someone else. They adopt personas and become someone else. But hey to each their own.


Hollywood's gross that way, but what I find way worse is South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery..Especially the surgery done to look (what they think as) "Western". It has gotten really bad in that country, and the self-esteem and self-love is going to have serious problems.
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I've never went through the wanting to be another race/ethnicity thing, but I did go through a bit of weeaboo-ness in high school(even a punk phase), then again that was high school and I chalk that to finding myself...... I went to a pretty diverse high school, but the majority was white. With that said theres nothing wrong with admiring/wanting to be another race/ethnicity, but when it gets to the point of downing ones own in favor of another then yeah..there is a problem. Not to sound judgmental or anything.

1. Should you be proud of your heritage?
Yes, I think there is nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage and embracing that. At the end of the day everyone needs to know where they've come from. If you don't know your past how you can't ever fully feel whole in my opinion. Keep a people culture-less and they will forever be lost. Now when it goes to the point of extremism/nationalism then that's when things go awry.

2. Is choosing a different race over your own self-racism?
Yeah and no( ill come back to this)







I sort of lost my train of thought and will have to comeback , this question had my mind going in all directions. Qualeshia3 you always pose some great questions.


Posted 3/20/14

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Erodedfallacy wrote:

Sadly some people never do. A perfect example look at Hollywood all of the plastic people who never want to age, don't like the features they were born with and go under the knife to be someone else. They adopt personas and become someone else. But hey to each their own.


Hollywood's gross that way, but what I find way worse is South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery..Especially the surgery done to look (what they think as) "Western". It has gotten really bad in that country, and the self-esteem and self-love is going to have serious problems.


There was recently an article talking about selfies leading more young people to go under the knife. It's weird how many people don't see that pictures of the Hollywood celebrity are enhanced in someway or another and thus putting unrealistic expectations on themselves to look ideal.
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Posted 3/20/14

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Erodedfallacy wrote:

Sadly some people never do. A perfect example look at Hollywood all of the plastic people who never want to age, don't like the features they were born with and go under the knife to be someone else. They adopt personas and become someone else. But hey to each their own.


Hollywood's gross that way, but what I find way worse is South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery..Especially the surgery done to look (what they think as) "Western". It has gotten really bad in that country, and the self-esteem and self-love is going to have serious problems.


That hasn't crossed my mind til you brought it up. We are all told what the perfect man or woman should look like. But no one is perfect. I guess you can blame the media for that. I didn't even know that Asians get eye lid surgery until recently.
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True. We should live life and happy as well though for some people its' not easy. The good thing is some people have learn to accept it.
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