It has been said, "you don't really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes". While this is not a mile in their shoes, this is life through their eyes. Please keep your hearts and minds open as you look through a different perspective than your own and gain some understanding as to why people believe and live the way that they do.
This is a platform that welcomes all opinions. Having an open mind and an open heart is the only way to move forward.
"I am a person who seeks wisdom. In terms of my core identity, what's most important for me is that. In another way, that for me means seeking after God."
"Saying what you feel or what you think can make you lose a friend. That's the level we're at right now and that's what scares me. You don't even have room to be wrong or say something wrong right now."
"If I had to get a message across, it would be stay true to yourself, do what makes you happy, and be a good person. What’s your “why” in life? That’s something I love."
"I want to be able to support somebody like so many people have supported me. Having been through, I feel like it all, I feel like I can be a really good listening ear."
"Coming into myself and being confident has been my biggest hardship so far. From childhood, a lot of people were very unaccepting of my views or the way I portrayed myself."
"Beyond the titles I am given, I am an Ethiopian American, a runner, a cyclist, a student, an American citizen, a son, a friend, a community member, an intern, and a voter."
"Being being a black man and and being in law enforcement, I'll tell you the truth. I don't straddle the line at all because when I take off my uniform, I'm a black man."
"If you prick my finger and the blood comes out, it's the same color as a white person's. That's all that should matter. The love and respect that I give you should be enough."
"Whether or not my identity is real has become a political opinion, and that's painful. I exist, that's not something people should be able to vote on."
Perspectuus means "perspective of us". Perspectuus is a non-profit project founded on the values of respect, empathy, compassion, and understanding. We are committed to providing a platform where people from all walks of life can share their thoughts, ideas, and perspective. Our goal is to broaden perspectives at an individual level, one experience — one perspective at a time. We all have a voice and yours deserves to be heard.
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