Very little shocks me, and I’m not often surprised. Yet, as jaded as I am, I still find myself stunned at the depths of stupidness and selfishness that people sink to. Maybe it’s because the motives are always the same (jealousy, greed, fear, anger) but the modes of expression seem to come from a bottomless well.
Acts of stupidity and selfishness are all around us every day, but the ones that take me aback are the ones perpetrated against those in our own community. The LGBT community is an oppressed minority, and when members of an oppressed minority target one another, it seems all the more vicious and evil, even if it’s something minor. Not to mention the fact that it’s unprofessional.
I’m not talking about any one specific incident here; rather, I’ve seen examples of this going on in the lesfic community for some time now.
Of course, we are human, too, and we succumb to the same human foibles as the rest of the world. But it seems to me that we should try harder to work together harmoniously because, in the end, we’re all we’ve got.
So then I’m disappointed. Although there are so many wonderful people in our community, I’m disappointed in those who are not. The lesfic world is a mini-micro world and I think we would all succeed even more if everyone put their energy toward supporting each other rather than tearing each other down. If the asshats would stop being asshats, we’d all be a lot happier and our business would be more profitable.
But I’m aware that I’m asking too much, so instead of asking that we all join hands around a campfire and sing “Kumbaya” or “Age of Aquarius,” I will only suggest that we stop trying to find ways to hurt each other for our own selfish gains and try instead to support each other and wish each other well.
Even if just a handful of people do this, that will be a handful of people fewer torturing each other.
I’ll take it.