Our common denominator.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    Besides the given---we eat, shit, breathe the same air, love & be loved, bleed red & die---what ties us all together in the same boat? Everything we see is biased by how we see it. It's filtered thru our senses & we assimilate & regurgitate & interpret everything in our own unique way. To think out of the box or remain copasetic---it's all within us to act on. Hardcore bodybuilders, cross-dressing, gay, lesbian---we're all considered freaks by the majority. How we decide to do what we please with our bodies is our choice. To sculpt it like a work of art or wear make-up & cross-dress, it's ours to live in. Even straights are freaks---trying so hard to fit in designated boxes---it's all a matter of interpretation & who's doing the interpreting. The line of one of my poems: "I am everything I see....." is a valid statement. As long as we're not hurting anyone, our common denominator is we're allowed to live our lives as we please, don't u agree?.....
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    Sep 25, 2013 11:46 AM GMT
    spgem said ... our common denominator is we're allowed to live our lives as we please, don't u agree?.....


    Of course. We are in the pursuit of happiness. But mind, everyone should be happy to pursue their own happiness without harming others.
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    Sep 25, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    spgem saidEven straights are freaks---trying so hard to fit in designated boxes---it's all a matter of interpretation & who's doing the interpreting.

    I'm not sure about being freaks, but conforming is very common, with non-conformity often seen as a negative, a defect.

    I'd sometimes hear a young soldier complain how confining it was to wear a uniform all the time on duty. I'd reply that lots of civilian professions have their own uniforms, too, and enforced not much less rigidly than the military does.

    As one example, if you're a banker you'll be wearing a dark suit & tie every day, or the equivalent suit for a woman. Your suit can't be bright red, and you better have an appropriate tie, no open collar or silly patterns. Likewise if you're a nurse, and lots of other professions that effectively have "uniforms". I actually preferred the Army uniform, because I had no decisions to make, everything was prescribed, right down to my shoes & tie, one less thing for me to worry about.

    And conformity extends beyond the obvious outer attire we can visualize. Corporate & social group think is also enforced, within the work and private circles we occupy. I think there are common denominators of thought & behavior within the gay community, too, as there are within the straight.

    Not SOLE denominators, but COMMON, meaning the majority or consensus, what MOST are doing but not all. And I'm comfortable with that for myself, again like wearing my Army uniform, because it lets me fit right in without much effort, when I want to blend and not battle.

    At the same time, when solving a new problem I try to think outside the designated box, to only use conformity & precedence as my starting points. And your concept of living our lives as we please, without harm to others, was once an important cornerstone of our US Constitution. Sadly, today many Americans have turned to meddling in each others lives, under a perverted religious & political interpretation of our founding tenets.
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    Sep 25, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    spgem saidEven straights are freaks---trying so hard to fit in designated boxes---it's all a matter of interpretation & who's doing the interpreting.

    I'm not sure about being freaks, but conforming is very common, with non-conformity often seen as a negative, a defect.

    I'd sometimes hear a young soldier complain how confining it was to wear a uniform all the time on duty. I'd reply that lots of civilian professions have their own uniforms, too, and enforced not much less rigidly than the military does.

    As one example, if you're a banker you'll be wearing a dark suit & tie every day, or the equivalent suit for a woman. Your suit can't be bright red, and you better have an appropriate tie, no open collar or silly patterns. Likewise if you're a nurse, and lots of other professions that effectively have "uniforms". I actually preferred the Army uniform, because I had no decisions to make, everything was prescribed, right down to my shoes & tie, one less thing for me to worry about.

    And conformity extends beyond the obvious outer attire we can visualize. Corporate & social group think is also enforced, within the work and private circles we occupy. I think there are common denominators of thought & behavior within the gay community, too, as there are within the straight.

    Not SOLE denominators, but COMMON, meaning the majority or
    consensus, what MOST are doing but not all. And I'm comfortable with that for myself, again like wearing my Army uniform, because it lets me fit right in without much effort, when I want to blend and not battle.

    At the same time, when solving a new problem I try to think outside the designated box, to only use conformity & precedence as my starting points. And your concept of living our lives as we please, without harm to others, was once an important cornerstone of our US Constitution. Sadly, today many Americans have turned to meddling in each others lives, under a perverted religious & political interpretation of our founding tenets.


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    Sep 25, 2013 8:48 PM GMT
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  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 25, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    spgem said... As long as we're not hurting anyone, our common denominator is we're allowed to live our lives as we please, don't u agree?.....

    Yes, just keep it in the privacy of your own home and out of the public eye.
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    Sep 25, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    spgem said... As long as we're not hurting anyone, our common denominator is we're allowed to live our lives as we please, don't u agree?.....

    Yes, just keep it in the privacy of your own home and out of the public eye.


    The things that happen behind closed doors.....One can only imagine.....
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    Sep 26, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidPizza and pussy.


    And Chinese takeout icon_smile.gif .....
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    Sep 26, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    spgem said
    smartmoney saidPizza and pussy.

    And Chinese takeout icon_smile.gif .....

    And we're going to a Chinese restaurant for lunch right now. My husband has the GREATEST ideas! icon_biggrin.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 28, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    spgem said
    smartmoney saidPizza and pussy.

    And Chinese takeout icon_smile.gif .....

    And we're going to a Chinese restaurant for lunch right now. My husband has the GREATEST ideas! icon_biggrin.gif


    Love crispy orange beef & salt & pepper shrimp icon_smile.gif