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“I’d rather be a little nobody than an evil somebody”- Abraham Lincoln
I haven’t blogged for awhile…
Sometimes, I get to the point with school shootings, domestic homicides and plots, if not attempts that are tragically executed to kill a lot of people, are now becoming a daily event, I’ve been kind of stewing in a lot of sadness for what our society is becoming more violent, on an hourly basis.
While in da olden days when I was young, when it came to anti-bullying efforts we were stuck with “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me” and we now know that neither about that adage is actually true, and we are trying now, to find ways to prevent all this violence and bullying going on, there’s one thing I’d like to suggest that might help.
I’ve never wondered why, as someone who was so bullied for so long and then that probably factored into mental health issues of why I didn’t hate others, I just hated myself.
I’ve blogged ad nauseum about the unintentional hurt it caused people I love, I don’t need to rehash it.
I never wanted hurt or harm to happen to those who’ve hated on me for the last four and half decades.
I just wanted it to STOP!!!
To help others, whether they turn hating on them inwardly or to others, the one thing I think that could help others realize that everyone has a right to a peaceful and violence free life, is trying to find one thing, and concentrate on that, about a person or a population of people, that one is predisposed to not like and find something kind, to think about them or something you might have in common, with like us being human beings and all.
That’s the only ONE part of the challenge.
The 2nd part is, while teaching kindness in our society and the sanctity of life, is just as, if not more important and imperative as it’s ever been, the second part is more of an actual challenge.
What and who you choose to find kind things to say about, keep it to yourself.
If you want to do something public, positive, proactive and productive, make your social media and offline spaces “hate-free” zones.
“The best way to destroy your enemy is to make them your friend”- Abraham Lincoln
Okay, maybe that’s asking too much.
Not everyone can be friends with each other.
But, WE all can make an effort NOT to make people their enemy, and have active hate campaigns, both in words and in actions to people, just because they are of different races, cultures, gender identification, religion, weight,ideologies and political affiliations than ourselves.
And it’s not terribly difficult, even with someone you may have major differences in almost everything with, to find ONE good thing about them.
And just concentrate on that and their right, just like your own, to a peaceful and violence free life.
Because, you don’t just have to choose from being a little or big nobody and an evil somebody, you can be your authentic true self, who’s not perfect but is a good somebody.
Just don’t participate in hate of ANY kind in the world.
“Whatever you are, be a good one”- Abraham Lincoln