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What’s something that deserves more appreciation?

Something = literally anything. No restrictions; people/groups included.

If you feel it deserves more appreciation, whatever it is, then it counts.

Also, be sure to tell us why you think that.

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  1. Narcissistic_Pagoda
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    Showing affection between men is very common and culturally accepted in South Asian societies and cultures. I don't know the exact reason for that, but it does exist, especially among the rural...

    Showing affection between men is very common and culturally accepted in South Asian societies and cultures. I don't know the exact reason for that, but it does exist, especially among the rural folks which I really, really appreciate. Moving from a village to an expensive city at an early age was a huge challenge for me, but the biggest challenge was me not being comfortable in my own skin and making genuine friends was what I struggled with most. When I was small, I did not think much of it. But going from being physically affectionate towards your friends to not being able to connect to your city friends because of economic class difference was a waking lesson for me.

    A few days ago, I met one of my childhood friends who had come to the city for his studies, and I was hoping we'd have such a blast of a time and be comfortable with each other. Maybe it was the distance, maybe it was the age, but man was it hard being comfortable around him and others. He was so comfortable with me and was constantly trying to be close to me, but I couldn't even move an inch without being uncomfortable about touching. I felt so bad for him. You could clearly see who was anxious and who was confident. I miss him so much, I wanted to talk to him so much yet, I couldn't do it. Showing physical affection is what I miss so much, and what I so much appreciate in my society and culture.

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  2. lou
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    Patience and restraint. The ability to let things go, to not respond to every perceived offense in the heat of the moment, to choose your battles and carefully measure your actions. The...

    Patience and restraint. The ability to let things go, to not respond to every perceived offense in the heat of the moment, to choose your battles and carefully measure your actions. The understanding that many things and many people are more nuanced and complex than you may think, and that you should take a breath before labelling someone as an opposer, because when you fail to take a breath you turn friends into strangers and allies into enemies. Just breath, breath a lot, before you decide you should detest someone. Only the calm are truly compassionate. The calm before the action, which comes stronger when it is time. Measuredness, temperance, silence, and listening. All things that deserve more appreciation.

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