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Today I didn't really have an idea what to write about so I read a couple of my fellow Latinitas' blogs for ideas. I read Dominique Gonzalez's "The Backyard Virgin" and it was really good! She talked about the sighting of the Virgin Mary in an east El Paso home and she added a link at the bottom of the page of KDBC's coverage on the story. After watching the video provided I was amazed! It really does look like the Virgin Mary and some of the other apparitions do appear to me too. But then I read the comments at the bottom of the page. And unfortunately there are so many skeptical people with ugly, disapproving words! I was disappointed with how many people were complaining about the home owners wanting attention or how this marvel was causing too much traffic in the neighborhood streets but most of all I strongly disliked the comment saying that people who believed these things were pathetic! I then started to notice something, after reading these hatful comments I, myself, started getting a little skeptical, Maybe its just the way the bushes are trimmed or maybe the lighting is causing this effect... OR maybe it's the fact that I read those comments that made me think twice about my opinion. And now that I think about it, have you ever noticed yourself watching a music video or looking at pictures and you think they're great and perfectly fine but after you read the comments pointing out flaws and mistakes your opinion strangely starts to change? It's just so funny how a person's opinion can make you second guess your own first opinion. I believe that if you're skeptical or don't like something that someone is truly proud of, just leave it alone. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all. Who knows, if Youtube didn't allow us to comment on videos, maybe Rebecca Black's "Friday" would have been a better hit... maybe.

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Comment by Marisol Guzman on June 23, 2011 at 12:43pm
Good point Vanessa! I definitely agree with you about other people's opinions affecting our own opinions. I think its ok to sometimes analyze a little bit more (but not over analyze) what we may see, think or feel just so that we are sure that these thoughts or feelings are coming from within us and not from the view of others. Maybe when we are on the fence about something, it can be good to ask ourselves: why do I feel this way about this? What would I do in that situation? Have I heard both sides of the story? This self-reflection may help some of your views stand on firmer ground.


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