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October 02, 2008

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Sara

I think it's admirable that you fought the urge to self-censor. On the other hand, I wouldn't blame you for choosing to bring another book. It's a difficult fight, and the "right" behavior might not be the best choice for everyone in every given situation. It's so easy for me to say, "don't let the bastards get you down" from my privileged position as a non-profiled type. It's so unfortunate that you even have to spend time agonizing over this kind of thing!

James Van Eaton

Seems to be it's a matter of priorities. Is it more important to you that you be yourself (even when that has consequence in society) or that you feel unmolested (and not harshly judged) by others.
When I was in high school I had a teacher who showed us a film called something like "How to be a perfect person in just ten days."
The idea behind the movie is that you should do what you believe in and what makes you happy, regardless of what others think. To exemplify that ideal, the main character is asked to wear a club of Broccoli around his neck while he attends school, but not explain why.
Our teacher invited us to do the same thing, come to school wearing Broccoli around our necks and last the whole day without explaining why to anybody.
High school. Junior year.
I couldn't do it. I couldn't even work up the courage to ask my mom if we could run to the store.
And it has bothered me ever since.
So, what I'm saying is that I understand both sides, and I guess it's just a matter of the importance you place on either getting by or getting read to read whatever you damn well want.
That's all.
James

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