What I learned about Staten Island tonight.
Firstly, my friend announced he was getting married and almost all of his friends responded with cynical remarks … not because they are mean-spirited, but because it’s an expected cultural understanding and love language out here. Also, my neighbors threw a block party despise having personal differences with one another, and while I’m sure alcohol played a role in everyone being so overly friend, throwing salty jabs at one another actually helped lighten the mood. The only time I would’ve been concerned for everyone tonight is if people had NOT started making fun of one another, which helps me understand the BIGGER picture: everyday people will open up their lives if you allow them to. The real question is, ARE YOU ALLOWING THEM?!