ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

You are loved, Caitlyn Jenner.

Updated on June 4, 2015

Thoughts:

Disclaimer: This post is my opinion. Whether or not you agree is up to you. But, all I ask is that you respect my opinion and I'll respect yours. I'm not looking for an argument or a debate. Simply stating my (scattered) opinion.

I can say that the majority of you already know about Caitlyn Jenner. If you don't know google it. If you're tired of hearing about it then stop reading. The majority of you don't understand why and I get that. I have personally never known someone who is transgender or has even thought about being transgender, so part of me doesn't understand either and that is completely okay! I do things in my life that not everyone understands and I don't expect them to because it's my life. I'm sure we all have done things and have gotten an "why the hell did you do that?" response. The only way I can understand Caitlyn is to put it that way. What she decided to do was her choice and she is entitled to do that because it is her life. Not yours or mine. But she is a person and she has a life just like you and I. She just chose to do something that generated a "why the hell did you do that?" response x 100 billion and sadly other horrific responses. I just ask you to step back and think about it with an open mind. If you knew someone so incredibly close to you that did the same thing Caitlyn did, would you have the same response? Would you degrade them and call them a "freak" and other horrible things? Or would you show them support, love, and kindness? I understand that people are going to have polar opposite opinions and that's how it will always be! That's okay too! Like I've stated, we all live our OWN lives and make choices ourselves because we are entitled to.

Another thing I am seeing floating around is comparing Caitlyn to an American soldier. I think that is an awful comparison. You are comparing two different types of "heroes" as if they're meant to be on the same pedestal. Hear me out on this one... I've read articles of dogs saving their owners from structure fires, car accidents, and shootings. Most of the time the dog is labeled a "hero" for such courageous acts. BUT, that dog is not the same type of hero as an American soldier OR Caitlyn Jenner. I believe that there are different levels to heroism. Just so happens on my levels that an American soldier is at the top. Now I don't know where Caitlyn fits in because I've never had to think about it. But she is a hero to those people who are afraid to do what she did. Who have lived their whole lives knowing who they really are but live a different life.

Hero - a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Courage.

"Why are we praising her? She is not the first person to do that. She shouldn't be praised." I honestly think she's being so spotlighted because of who she was in the past. EVERYONE knows Bruce Jenner or knew of him. He was an amazing athlete who did remarkable things in his lifetime! Including raising a lot of kids and taking in step children as if they were his own! He was the first famous person (that I know of, could be wrong) that was so praised back in the day that decided to come out transgender. The courage it took to do what he did is inspiring and it has powerful meaning to all those who think the same way he did. A well known public figure coming out to be transgender is candy to all publishing companies! It's going to be on blast and you can't control that, so no changing that.

My opinion is probably all over the place because I am really scatterbrained with it all. I've seen horrible things posted on the internet about her and it hurts my feelings. So oops about that.

I just wish people would understand that not everybody is going to think the same about every topic in today's news. I hope and I pray that you will respect Caitlyn's choice because it is her life, not yours, and is not affecting you in any way, shape, or form. Put yourself in her shoes. It might be hard to, but just try. Would you want people saying some of the things you said? If not, then fill your heart with love and understanding and then rethink it.

Caitlyn Jenner, you are loved.

Love and understanding,

MeKenzie

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)