Monday, November 22, 2004

This is Why I Blog

Why do it? Why take time out of your busy life to weave together photos, words, and perspectives? In summary, why do you blog?

Maybe I myself did not really know the answer until I received an email today that made the whole thing worth while. As a people, as citizens of different nations, as believers and non-believers in varying ideologies we are different in our approach. But make no mistake that we are more alike and more the same than any of these subtle differences may indicate. If my blog has done anything, then it has shed light on the power of perspective. Not just my perspective, but the perspective of others who may have had a chance to look at things in a new or different way than before.

I recently received an email from someone who came across my dittherings here on the web and was nice enough to respond with their thoughts and reactions. Perceptions shaping perceptions in an honest, real, and positive way. This is why I Blog...

I can't resist to send you this e-mail after reading your blog at your skype profile just recently.

Very interesting indeed. I like what you have written there and most importantly the way you have written it makes me want to read it to the end. You have shown that u r an observant person and very much aware of your surroundings. I like that as well.

I never gave so much thoughts of you before this because to tell you the truth, Americans never appealed much to me during this time of turmoil in the Islamic countries. And most Americans hate muslims like an obsession. But i realised that i can't punish one person for the fault of others.

You have written well in your blog and i realised that you are not a bad person really. In fact an interesting person and an interesting life that you are leading. You managed to share what you have seen and experienced without prejudice to all your friends all over the world. That's a very nice thing to do. I hope i'm not wrong in judging you this way.

Well, that's it for now. I hope to read more of your adventures :)


At 11:08 AM, Blogger David Fosberg said...

Tim, I think it is obvious that there are a lot of people in this world who are receiving the wrong information and are forming the wrong impression of Americans. Like you and I, Americans do not hate Muslims. But what we do hate are terrorists who wrap themselves in a twisted and warped version of a peaceful religion in order to kill people because of their nationality or unwillingness to cave to their sickening demands. I believe all Americans can make the clear distinction between a peacful Muslim and cowardly terrorists. It is the latter that garners are dispise, and it is the former that we want to work hand-in-hand with to ensure that the purity and peaceful attributes of this religion are not used by those who seek to do harm against the innocents or those that crave or defend true freedom.


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