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Old 02-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Elo Janis View Post
This whole thing is just too incredibly stupid to deal with. I have better use for my time than to have to defend myself against ridiculously insecure and negative people.
While I am sure there are nice, positive and genuinely sincere people amongst this community...I've pmed with a few of them, it only takes one or two nasty and negative person to ruin it for the rest of the group.
After much thought I have decided not to post here any longer. I will come back to the site for the music portion of powwows.com, but other than that I have no desire to be a part of this nonsensical posting and judging of others that no one has the right to do.
This is merely a place to post opinions and share/exchange ideas yet many are treating it as though it were a life or death battle to the end using mean and negative comments as the ammunition.
Thanks to those who extended hospitality and kindness and to the ones who made such a spectacle over nothing...I have no words for you.
You know, I came on here with the idea that we all share a common background and the thought that it is our responsibility to carry on the pride of having the culture and heritage of our ancestors. That we would all be more understanding and kind to each other...obviously that is not the case.
I just want to make it perfectly clear that I had no intention of being a nasty and combative person whatsoever. The things I asked about and commented on were all done in an innocent manner. I do not sit in front of my computer thinking, well if I post this it will get this person upset or if I comment on this thread I am only doing it to cause controversy. What can I say that will cause friction on the forum and get others to become involved in a battle of words?
I really did not have those thoughts at all.
Recently I had a life changing event in my life that changed my outlook drastically. The heart attack I endured and the subsequent installation of a pacemaker cause me to look at things in a totally different light. I now seem to realize things that are important in my life and those things that are not.
I am seeking to create only positive situations for myself. As it is now, posting here is not a positive thing for me to be engaged in. When I found the music here I felt so good and in a strange way kind of 'repaired'. It is hard to put into words that which I am feeling so I would do best to leave it at that.
I have no problems with anyone on this site at all. I am sorry if you took my comments and read nothing but negativity from them. That was not my intention whatsoever. NEVER.
Good luck to all and I hope that all of you find time in your lives to enjoy even the smallest of things that the Great Spirit puts in front of us. I also hope that you are able to help to minimalize the negativity that is all around us and that you can contribute nothing but positivity which is needed to keep our culture and heritage pure.
While many in the past have sought to destroy us with their actions and to cause our way of life to cease to exist, we have always remained strong and stayed true to our culture. That culture requires us to be united and to never discount anyone's progress or place in life. Don't be tempted in any way to join our oppressors and try your best to treat each other with the respect and dignity we all deserve.
Peace to all and I hope you each enjoy everything that the Great Spirit offers to us. Be kind to each other as we have only ourselves to keep our heritage alive.
I am sorry to see you go, I can only say wth are we doing to each other? I really don't want to talk about this but feel i must. I understand as I face the end of my life, it is a time to get things done and see that things get passed along as they can and the next generation of family is taken care of. Not doing this in the past has destroyed our family.

This preparation is not an Indian thing persay, but a family thing. It is not a "come to Jesus moment" but the realization that life is short, some people's time comes before others, and we all have things we wish and need to do. And some of us need healing and reconciliation and peace to extend our lives and give us strength so we can accomplish what we need or want to, and for others who look on and say, you are romanticizing things, you are way off base. Sometimes its because things were so messed up that we need to bring balance with good things and peacefulness. Everyone in the world comes to this point sometime.

So I can say, you go ahead and look on, Zeke, while the rest of us live life, and you can shout about things and judge, but if you had a life, maybe you wouldn't see things that way. You can be reckless with your strength. Your time will come though and you will understand then, and hopefully you will be treated with more compassion. And maybe it happens so often here because you make it happen and people just finally get sick of it and agree. Hardly winning. Man powwows used to be fun.
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