Feeling Invisible

Topics: Walking, Correlation does not imply causation, Causality Pages: 1 (324 words) Published: October 5, 2014

Reflection in Diversity: Made to Feel Like the Other
Chamberlain College on Nursing
September 2014

Repeatedly ignored, not acknowledged in interactions with people While staying with a friend we both went off walking through their local village. It was a great day, the sun was out and it was actually quite hot. This was the first day like this after winter. So, there were people out for walks passing through the village and at times they would start up a conversation with my friend. I would try and join in and this was the interesting thing, although this happened about three separate times and once even while sitting beside a couple at a table cafe, no matter what I said; no one acknowledged my presence. I am not seen, people don’t speak to me, I don’t exist

It was absolutely amazing. I even walked around and stood directly in front of one couple to say something and still I was invisible. My friend was quite stunned, she could not believe what she was seeing either. Not one person even looked at me, not one directed a comment at me, not one replied to me when I spoke. I might as well have not existed. You could say that these people were being impolite or ignorant. In spiritual terms I would be common to be told that you either have to find what inside of you is RESPONSIBLE for causing this or in most cases you must ‘let it go’, to not allow it to effect you. For many years I had been becoming progressively appalled at the ‘let it go’ approach; which is basically a sophisticated way to avoid looking for a cause, a way to adjust yourself until something does not bother you while you still have people ignoring or not acknowledging your presence? Perhaps rather than say ‘let it go’ perhaps you should be saying ‘perhaps something is ACTUALLY causing these effects?’
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