I’m having a major popstar moment 😉
In this blog I am going to discuss some of the prejudices people have been having about me.
Are they true, or not?
She is from a large city
“Where are you from” is one of the most difficult question to answer.
Do you mean where I was born, where I spend most my childhood or where I live now?
People look at my passport and see a capital city. People know where I am currently living, which is one of the bigger cities in the Netherlands.
People being from a city are often perceived as richer and supercilious by the “villagers”.
Most my colleagues are from or near the small town where the company is based.
Apparently they can’t help but think that I match the “big city person” perfectly.
Most of them don’t care to listen to that fact I spend the age of 5 till 20 in a town with a population of 13.000 habitant. Then moved abroad to a town with 7.000 citizens.
Conclusion: small fact, but mostly FABLE!
She is Muslim
Let me first start by saying that I have NO ISSUE with anyone from any culture or religion.
I could imagine why some people could think this, given the fact that I was born in a partly Islamic country and I am a vegetarian.
But how high is the probability that Muslim parents would give their child a VERY typical Christian name??
Western European people are extremely ignorant when it comes to the foreigner topic.
Anyone not being from their country is immediately judged in a certain negative way.
Conclusion: Fable. if anything, I was brought up a conservative Catholic way.
She never does anything out of her comfort zone
Just because you never took the time to get to know me, doesn’t mean you can bluntly state something like this about me.
Aren’t most people born with pretty much the same comfort zone?
Our parents take care of us the best they can. They choose the school closest to home for us. We hang out with the kids from the neighborhood.
I’m not even sure what “out of the comfort zone” means.
I moved abroad when I was 20, even though before I have hardly ever left that small town I lived in.
I was a technical Instructor by the age of 21, even though I could barely speak during school presentations.
I have spoken to random people on the public transport, even though I was almost too shy to speak to my own family.
I have been in school plays. I have been on many job interviews.
I had to perform in a language I was not at all comfortable with, at work.
For my own taste, I have done enough.
So if people could just stop telling me this, I can finally breathe in peace.
Conclusion: Big Fat FABLE
She is too young
Too young for this job.
Too young to understand life and what more is coming.
Too young to worry about her pension.
Too young to settle down.
Too young to say “I’m getting older”.
How’s that for you to judge?
Yes, I take life serious.
Yes, I want to work hard so that later I can take that chill pill!
Conclusion: INSANE FABLE.
She has a problem with expressing her feelings
Hellllloooo!? Have you read my blog 😉
What are some of the prejudices people have been having about you?