Monday, June 03, 2013

It's Venting Season

Venting Season For Bigfooter

This is a post by Crystal Devine

I'm going to bite my tongue off I think. People are people are people. There are fields where I've been more knowledgeable than the actual experts and with it being a private matter I won't go into much detail other than the unnerving feeling of sitting across from neurologists, orthopedists, geneticists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, you name it. And you know what? As I sat there through those appts. with a newborn baby on my lap they were asking me the questions. The experts were looking to me for answers. Never would I disrespect these people as their credentials speak for themselves, but in those moments the realization that we're all human became an undeniable fact. Scary! We are people and we are prone to make mistakes and be wrong. None of us are infallible.

Believe it or not I became interested in Bigfoot long before I knew there were other people interested in Bigfoot. It was a private affair and I liked considering all the different aspects in my mind. It was an escape from humans and no different, I assumed, than my fascination for sharks, lions, tigers or any other wild animal. After all, no one had ever scolded me for having an interest in those things.

Then, I find this abundance of Bigfoot info and so many lovely people that share in this interest. I've met some very nice people. The majority are caring and more than willing to guide you in the right direction and offer any sort of help you may need. So, I dive right in assuming it's free and open to all.  Here, I find out there is a 'Seniority Rules' system long in place. I'm not sure the levels and I'm not sure how you progress. I've decided I don't want to know. Suddenly, here in this community, we're not all people. We're hoaxers, fame seekers, name makers, story tellers, ego strokers, money grubbers and bullies. Well, not all of us.

I do not like to put people down or disrespect anyone, but the Bigfoot community needs to erase their lines. In the last month I've noted that newcomers have fallen under attack and have been made to feel a little unwelcome. For a little bit I felt the need to defend myself and prove I wasn't trying to make a name for myself or win a popularity contest. I no longer feel that need.  Like I said, I mean no disrespect but I am a grown woman capable of making my own decisions. At this point I don't care who the initial postings were meant for, I'm offended.

In closing I'll say that I have nothing to prove to anyone and I'll continue on and I'll be damned if I wait for someone to approve my right to have an interest in any subject ever. I think it was 6th grade health class where we were taught that we decide 'how far and how fast' we want to go. They were talking about something else, but I'm going to apply those principles to as many things as possible. My decision.


A previous post by Crystal Bigfoot Orientation: One Person's Story 
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