What is your story

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I began reading “12 Years a Slave”, a book written by Solomon Northup. I am only ten percent through the book so far, but let me tell you this it is wonderful! The book may take a turn but if it doesn’t I would suggest you read this book.

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The book is the story of Solomon Northup. He was an African – American born a free man, during the time that slavery was legal in the United States and was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He was freed again. Right in the beginning of the story Solomon comments on how this story is his story in which he was a slave. What I like about this concept of telling his own story is the intimacy and personal level you get when reading this.

This feeling of developing and getting your own story is quite something. I know some time back I posted about the feeling or effort I see in the world to completely standardize or homogenize everything! Sometimes I think when mt kids grow up and have kids that every city in the world will look and act the same and it kind of makes me sad.

It is important to be tolerant accepting and work together but what we have to remember in this is that, we are all unique special and have our own stories. One is not better or worse than others they just are.

I am in no means a rebel but I am a person who has a unique story. Sometimes we can feel the pressure to conform and accept and we might be considering caving. Changing who we are, not because of an epiphany or realization but simply based on the pressure of society. When you feel this way remember this….

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch

So what’s your story?





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