On March 8, 2012 I opened up my thoughts to Facebook, and called out those who stood above everyone else and thought themselves to be better.
This “Open Letter” certainly upset many people, some because it appeared like I was pushing them away, and others because it acknowledged their bad behaviors that they didn’t want to confront.
Now, three+ years later I want to revisit cliques and how they need to end and how we could approach people and welcome them in, leaving everyone feeling like a part of this world.
I’m gonna start with a few quotes from that March 8th letter:
Because as some of you at Brooklyn College may have noticed, the school lives and dies on ‘cliques’, aka groups of friends, who you either belong to, or they don’t care about you.
I never actually joined a clique. So it was nice if I was there, but when I wasn’t, I wasn’t missed.
I don’t know what I hope to gain by writing all of this.
Maybe that all of you will change your ways of friendship?
Nah, that’s too much to ask.
Maybe just review who you are, and think who you may have hurt each day, by your words, or actions.
Now these are just a few select quotes from my letter, and if anyone is actually wanting to read the whole thing, I can certainly send it along.