I used to be very shy and soft-spoken, I was afraid to ask for and about things. In part I was cautious of asking questions because I feared being told “no” which made me feel embarrassed, or seeming like I was stupid for asking when I didn’t understand something. My father always used to tell me, “a closed mouth never gets fed!” As in, if you don’t open your mouth and verbally ask you will not get what it is you are looking for. You will not be guided if you do not ask for clarification, you will not be fed knowledge if you do not further question information. He was a gemini mercury. Now I preach this, as a gemini mercury myself and I’m not afraid to be the ever-questioning individual who is perpetually asking for explanations, the youthful wonder that urges me to ask “why?” This causes others to perceive me as opinionated. I am. By asking I receive, by receiving I learn, by learning I formulate my own principles and opinions, by doing so I am able implement them accordingly as a form of self-expression. I will not keep my mouth closed and starve myself of answers or information, nor should you, as a closed mouth never gets fed. In addition to this, a closed mouth is a closed mind.
Do you know what's really bad about the Dirty Laundry discourse? The way Mexicans are represented isn't the only misrepresentation going on, but do they occur because the writer is racist or phobic? Or did they occur because the writer's still learning to write? What I do know is the writer seems to have distanced themselves from the story over on A03 now.