Some of you will look at this picture and swear that it is a vase or candlestick holder, others will swear that it is a picture of two faces facing each other. Who is right? Who is wrong? Both are correct. Who is to say that even though we as the majority believe Justin is guilty that we are correct in our perception of the case, who is to say that the ones seeing it through different eyes, who think that it is possible he is innocent are wrong?
We look at situations, events, and interpret what other people say and do, according to our own set of past experiences, culture, faith, values, all of which help us form our beliefs about ourselves, about others, and about the world in general. The meaning we give events, the way we make sense of our world, is based upon our set of core beliefs.
Core belief system comprises:
- How I think about myself
- How I think about others
- How I think about the world
- Past experiences
- Childhood upbringing
- Current circumstances
- Character traits, including genetic influences
Someone who has been mentally abused may not be able to take a compliment because they have been conditioned to think they are unworthy of praise, so they in turn will think the person complimenting them is lying or being sarcastic.
Today there was an article released by Trista's father, Ron Reynolds.
Reynolds says this case has yielded few answers, but plenty of rumors, saying state police questioned his daughter Trista this week after someone allegedly called them to report Trista and Ayla had been seen together after the toddler was reported missing. Reynolds says that was never the case.
I inferred from this that it is all rumor. That the police never questioned Trista. That "alleged" someone was not real and no report was ever made. Many of you had a different perception. We all read the same report, no other media outlet has had a story on this. Perception.
I may not agree with the opinions or motives of other blogs or facebook pages but I have to agree that the fighting has gotten out of control and we have all lost focus. We want Justice for Ayla and in that quest for justice we have crossed the line. I did not like it when people felt the need to "out" me, I knew going into this that I would be a target and that was a chance I was going to have to take. I did not realize that my family, who has nothing to do with this blog, and most have never even read it would be exploited and exposed as well. I am just as guilty of trying to expose the JSTL blogger because I did not agree with what they said, they crossed the line, they personally attacked me, I can come up with excuse after excuse as to why but it still doesn't make it right. If I don't agree with what they have to say and if I don't like how they are saying it, I just won't read their blog. I am not going to feed into it and lose focus. I am not going to disgrace Ayla's name anymore. This behavior is not something her family should have to worry about being associated with her name. I cannot make anyone do anything they don't want to do and I know many of you feel very strongly that you want the blog to be shut down, the quickest way to shut it down, is to stop feeding it.
In closing, I have been accused of thinking I am an authority of "all things Ayla" or that I have tried to pass my theories and speculations off as fact. I have not. I do not know what happened to Ayla other than how I perceive the evidence that has been put in front of me. Just because I think that Justin is guilty certainly does not make it fact especially because I decided to write a blog about the case. I would hope that anyone who reads this blog is capable of making that distinction. Justin has his constitutional right to be deemed innocent until he is proven guilty by a court of law, his constitutional right has not been violated because I think he is guilty. I am not his judge, nor would I ever be on his jury. I would have to disclose my bias. I have a constitutional right to free speech. If you do not like what I have to say and do not agree with my opinion, please click here to start your own blog.