« on: April 12, 2005, 06:43:15 AM »
Thank you for your responses.
Just to clarify, I do not actually believe that I can 'become' a southern gentleman, it was merely an interesting way to sign my message. Im going to Mississippi for a change of scenery. My best friend is from birmingham, and my grandpa is from tennessee, and after visiting them many times I have grown quite fond of the southern disposition and the southern way of life. I happen to reject prejudice in respect to southern versus northern differences (in fact I happen to like the southern way more), and while im sure that Ill have to deal with being unaccepted to a certain degree myself, I can only hope that over time I will be accepted as someone who has similar values, life goals, and desires.
Im sure that there are plenty of northerners who look down on the south, in fact I have dealt with that already when I tell people that I am going to mississippi for law. Believe me, i've had to justify it over and over in merely a few days. Isn't there something to be said for the fact that I want to spend at the very least three years of my life down in Mississippi? (and my plan is to permanently move to the south)
I may never be called a southerner or be considered a southern gentleman, but cant someone be a little southern at heart?
My best friend's family has accepted me whole heartedly, I just hope that with time and getting to know me, those at Mississippi will do the same. signing off - Southern wannabe.