Dirty looks and negativity
updated by @jordan-toler: 12/01/17 11:43:32AM
i dont think most of them that say that are meant to be insults or teases it just their dumb way of relating
they see someone with dreads and they just auti relate it to the few ppl they knew of with dreads
depends on the tone of voice i either nod at em or act like i didnjt even hear it
you'll get em qlot so let it be the bacground noise of life no more distracting then the hum of cohbstant trafic noise (city) or crickets and birds(country)
do you worry biut the sound of the wind>/
its just background noise
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Let there ignorance be there bliss. I am quite heavily tattooed and have ear stretchings, i prob get more prejudice from these tha my dreads...well actually it's hard to tell i suppose i must look different all over lol
but then it's my spiritual journey, nobody else's.
There are many path's to enlightenment.The way you deal with these prejudices will effect your karma, there prejudgement will effect there's. I've stood for lenghs of time while someone has repeatedly told me that i'll regret my tattoos etc. I just smile, i would rather get my kicks from decorating my self in accordance with my spiritual beliefs than from putting others down.
In short don't allow there views to effect you, and don't judge them for there views. Inside there prob just very insecure.
MUCH LOVE !
What a great thread. After reading up on some passionate opinion blogs around the web, it seems there is a lot of misinformation and some downright hatred (mostly due to myths about white folks not washing ever, and/or wanting to appropriate "black" culture)... Agreeing with Britany - looks like education is key!
Mine are just into the 2nd week, and all I have is fuzz now, but when they start to show, I think I will do a PSA before every public presentation I do, to just dispel any thoughts that I might not wash my hair and to invite questions afterwards. I own a wellness center in a legal town in Maryland, and I have a feeling the folks around here are not going to take too kindly to my choice once they figure out what's going on. It's going to be interesting either way!
Looking forward to more responses on this.
You guys are all correct I believe. I get comments ranging from "rastafarian" to "dirty hippie." I believe these comments come from a tremendous lack of knowledge about dreadlocks and their history in the world. People also often assume that I don't wash my hair. I don't take offense for the most part; I just try to educate them a bit on dreadlocks. Soaring Eagle I think is also right. Dreads are very noticeable and people may like them and just not know what to say to you about them and so they say the first thing they think of when they see them.
The only people who really have a problem with my hair is the older generations. And by that I'm talking people 60+. I don't care what they think so I usually just laugh it off. It's pretty silly that they worry about it at all.