You are a person. You live on this planet with over eight billion other people. Obviously there will be many differences between you and much of the other people around you. This is all a given. So how do you handle the differences?
Unfortunately, we have this silly habit of having negative reactions to the differences of our fellow men and women. I'm talking about arrogance. About putting people down. Whether these differences are racial, religious, or belief wise, people don't always treat the differences in others in the kindest manner. And you know what, some people believe in crazy things. They might have beliefs that you consider taboo. Well, here's what you gotta do. Just accept it. There will always be many differences in our fellow man. When a person believes something, that belief is deeply rooted in their soul, like a old tree with its deep roots. Trying to change what a person thinks is like trying to smash a rock with a fork. Yes, there will be people who have blind faith, or people who seem to lack rationality. But we all live on this blue and green oasis together. If we have a chance in hell in co-existing with each other, we need to recognize the differences of others, and then let go of any emotional feelings you associate with that. And then, stop focusing on the differences, and try to take a look on what makes us the same.
Tolerance is something that needs to be established. We are not gonna destroy ourselves because of these petty feelings of arrogance and bigotry. I would like to think we are better than that... I could curse at the stupidity of mankind at certain times. Just remember, no matter what you think of other people's beliefs and differences, the probability that they would a. listen to you, or b. change their ways, is as slim as a soda straw. It leads to nothing but arguments, bickering, and even worse things. So just accept what you have seen. And get on with life :P Being tolerant has greater benefits, and is a pretty non-stupid choice to make. Those are my words today. Now go have yourselves a smashing day (or night).
A not very timely note
This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.
- G. Jan 2013
- G. Jan 2013