Week 21: Citizen of the World
Who am I?
Who are we?
Where do my true roots come from?
I have never felt the ugly harshly consequences of being discriminated for reason of race, but I have lived the settled consequences of being a foreigner in my own country.
Let me elaborate a little bit about that:
My four grandparents, my two parents and my twin kids were born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which is a U.S Territory, with 3.8 million U.S. Citizen living in the island).
I did not. I was born in Caracas Venezuela. But I’m not a Venezuelan. I’m an U.S. citizen born abroad, thanks to the section 301(c) of INA (A child born abroad to two U.S. citizen parents acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under section 301(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)).
During the time I lived in Venezuela, people treated me a little bit different since I was an U.S. citizen. When I moved to Puerto Rico, people treated me a little bit different because I didn’t born or wasn’t raised in Puerto Rico.
Now, I finally moved to my country!
I now live in the beautiful city of Dallas, in the great state of Texas.
And, when I finally felt at home, some very dangerous trend seems to emerge in our great nation. A trend of xenophobia and racism.
We all are responsible for our actions, and we all are responsible for the world we are creating for ourselves and for our future generations.
That brings me to my fifth daily promise in my Blue Print Builder (BPB):
“I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.”
I invite you to see this powerful video. It is called The DNA Journey”. I hope you like it.
My message for today is one message of love, acceptance and tolerance. We all are more alike than we come to realize.
It is time for all to express random acts of kindness. It is time for all of us to accept ourselves and be the person (and society) we a destined to be.
I have live in three different countries and speak 4 different languages. My nationality, my citizenship, and my loyalty is to my country, U. S. of America. But, I truly believe we should all be citizens of the world.
This has been my insight for this week.
PS. And you, what has been your insight for this week?