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    • worthyoflove
      • hello joan okon
      • Username: worthyoflove
      • In response to: "What do you do on the side?" I learn all types of dances. Anything from waltzing to salsa, to contra dancing.
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    • My Secret Fear
      • Living life on my own terms is terrifying to me. Now, I finally said it. All my life I lived as though other people had inalienable rights to me; I lived as though my life wasn't my own; just some kind of loan to me from those around me.
        I don't know when I realized that living my own life was a frightening experience; maybe it was when I tried to cross a small bridge over a creek as a three-year old, and found I was too afraid walk over it.
        Maybe it was as a teenager when I found myself yielding to anything any peer or any boyfriend would suggest to me. Maybe, it was in my marriage when I was afraid to stand up for myself and demand the respect that I was worthy of, and the shameful treatment that I endured as a result of it.
        Living one's own life can be terrifying, but what is more terrifying is finding yourself living what someone else designed for you; this actually is a fate more fearful than death. When I woke up and realized that this was the state I was in, I thought,"it is truly easier to die than it is to live, sometimes." What is truly tragic is that some people will live their whole lives and never conclude that finding who they are and living the purpose of what they are here for is the most important thing they will ever do.( outside of your relationship with God)
        Why is it that the people with the most to offer, and many times the most talent are the ones who have to fight the hardest for who they are?
        This may be a rhetorical question and I don't know the answer to i;, yet I know that no amount of oppression can stifle someone's purpose if God intervenes on their behalf. There is no substitute for living your own life, there is no short cut to making it a reality either; it has to begin early in life; in fact the earlier the better. Things that stifle one living one's own life are racism, poverty, sexism, and ageism. All the isms that we have come to recognize. Even though these may stifle, they can not completely destroy it.Some of the greatest contributors to humanity have been those who overcame horrendous odds: Corrie ten Boom,(lived her faith in a Nazi concentration camp), Thomas Edison,(whose parents took him out of public school because the instructors said he was unteachable), Ray Charles, ( a musical genius, born in poverty and blinded at an early age). The list is endless. One thing that all these had in common and many like them, is the determination to live out who they were in spite of others telling them they had no right to.
        Someday, in the near future I hope to relegate this present fear into the distant past. Until then I will continue to fight. When you see me fighting, you may not understand what I am fighting for, but that's ok. It isn't your fight, I won't hold that against anyone, but remember not to judge what you don't understand, but instead pray and ask God to give you understanding.
        Joan Williams-Okon

      • answered by worthyoflove on 06/03/2014
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    • What's your learning style?
      • I think I am both. I love a classroom setting and I like to sit and play with different technologies. I love being in a classroom and hearing people ask questions and the answers given.

      • answered by worthyoflove on 03/18/2014
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    • Playtime
      • Play time for me is dancing. I could dance seven days a week and that still not be enough. I never have a bad time on the dance floor.

      • answered by worthyoflove on 03/18/2014
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    • My Fifteen Minutes of Fame
      • I would say to the world, please repent of the materialism and consumerism. Money isn't the end of all things; there are things more important than lands, houses and things. I would say to the world, there are thousands of people dying from hunger daily, do you think we could find a way to eliminate this? Why is it that half the world is in trouble because of gluttony and the other half is in trouble because they have nothing? Is it possible to answer that question? Even though extreme, the Amish have a point. I would say God help us when one person has to die because of the world's incessant need for oil and the things that oil creates. I would say there is a God, there is a heaven and a hell, choose this day, where you will spend eternity. It really is all about the eternal.

      • answered by worthyoflove on 01/07/2014
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