Before you start to read the rest of this blog post, please understand that it’s not meant to be offensive but to address a certain matter that is destroying so many hearts and minds in our world. It is only meant to help us examine ourselves. So you may want to relax starting right now and brace yourself, because this will be a long post.
There is such sadness that overcomes my heart when I hear, see, or read profound hatred raging simply because of human differences. We live in a massive world filled with tremendous diversity. There are so many different cultures in our world and so many different opportunities to learn something new every day. Reality is we’re not all going to agree with each other. We’re not all going to just miraculously unite over every subject. That is truly how life is, but is it cause for such angry outbursts of hatred for our fellow human beings?
The truth of the matter is REGARDLESS of the color of our skin, the language we speak, where we live, where we may have come from, who we are, and all that’s associated with being a human being…WE ALL breathe the same air. We all live under the same massive ONE sky. It’s blood that flows through all of our veins, and one day…for all of us…it will stop. This is something we all know to be true, but so many of us fail to recognize these facts.
I have asked this question so many times, and it always leads to the same answer: What does hatred solve? Nothing. Nothing can possibly come from hatred but destruction. Hatred actively divides people and seeks to destroy everything that crosses its path. What people don’t seem to understand is that despite all of our many differences, we are actually more alike than we are different.
Just because you may disagree doesn’t mean that hatred should overtake your heart, mind, and soul. So many people in our world don’t even attempt to understand other people’s lives. How many of us sit on our own personal thrones and automatically think we’re better than someone else? What exactly is it that makes you better? Sure, there are certain things that may set you apart from your fellow human being because we’re all different in several ways…but what makes you better?
Is it your money? Your culture, maybe? Your talent? Perhaps it’s how smart you are? Could it be your good looks?
These are all things that just simply define what makes you different from your fellow human beings, but none of it is what makes you better. You can have all of these things, and if you’re a negative and awful person…you’re only helping to destroy the world around you.
You don’t have to agree with everything, but you should attempt to understand that there’s a whole world outside of yourself. It wasn’t just YOU that was created. This is not just YOUR world. You are one out of many, and just like you’re important, just like you have a special purpose to fulfill…so does everyone else. Everyone’s journey in life isn’t the same, but everyone is important regardless. Every single person has something special to offer this world if they so choose to offer it. There are people who may be different from you, but who also cry, laugh, hurt, eat, sleep, rejoice, fear, and have to survive the day they’re in just like you. Our world isn’t diverse by accident. It’s diverse on purpose, and if you have a problem with that fact…you’re causing yourself to carry a rather pathetic, sad, and useless heavy burden because everywhere you go…you’re going to find someone who is different from you.
I will say this one more time in closing: you don’t have to agree with everyone and everything—that’s your human right, but disagreeing is not cause for hatred. You don’t have to take disagreeing to such a senseless, destructive extreme.
Our world is massive. Don’t limit your mind to just the small area of where you are, because regardless of how big where you are is to you…it’s small in comparison to the entire world.
Be careful how you look down on others, because life is always changing. You never know who you may need. Just because life looks one way right now does not mean it will look the same way later on. Think about this: If you’re high on the mountain, don’t find joy in looking down on the people who are low in the valley. The people who are ‘low’ are capable of climbing that mountain, while the people who are up high on it are capable of falling from it. If you are in a nice position in life, you’re there to help others not to look down on them.