reply to post by introspectionist
Well... if you go to a mosque you get the really nosy people, they aren't satisfied they asked you enough questions that they know how much money is
in your bank account... lol..That is just a different way, different culture... Just smile through it, its about all you can do!
Christians, I don't know, but it seems to be just a way to break the ice. What do you do for a living, how many kids do you have, what are your
hobbies... all innocuous breaking the ice type of questions that strangers ask each other when thrown together in social situations. I never thought
they seemed to care much what the answers were.
If you are happy with your life, then what others think of it makes no difference at all. Just be you, if anyone judges you for that, well... you
weren't going to be friends with them anyway! This is how you find real friends, when you find the people who don't look down on you for just being
you, and are happy to just be themselves right beside you.
Don't be a follower, be a leader!
There was a lady, loved her to death btw... but she did not eat her food with silverware, and this was seen as low class to the rest of the people
there (as it was a wealthier mosque) No one would eat with her... she sat alone at a table, with everyone else sitting in clicks all around the room.
I went and sat with her, instead of sitting with anyone else... and we ate together. I was me, and she was herself. The next time there was a dinner,
more people sat with her when I went did...She ended up being a very close friend of mine, and she ended up not being shunned by the rest of the
But I tell you what, she never once changed who she was... she was always just her. In the end, that is why everyone loved her so much!
You just have to keep being you, don't let anyone else bother you one bit!
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