Someone wise once said: Opinions are like bellybuttons; everyone's got one, but they're not particularly useful.
So keeping this wise saying in mind, my intention for this blog is to share my opinions/perspectives on any issue that may crop up related to parenting, friendships, family, work and life in general.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A colossal waste
Stop the hate. Embrace differences. Accept one another. It's not too much to ask.
This was the status on FB that prompted my first blog request. (That has never happened to me before, but I'm more than happy to oblige)
In essence I have just been bogged down by the media reports with hate at the centre. The anti-gay, anti-religion, anti-everything you can think of that is different from your beliefs. I just think that the world would be a much better place if people just learned to accept what is different about others and move on. Hate is the biggest time waster and serves no purpose except to breed more of exactly what we don't need on this planet. It's a pretty sad state of affairs when young people are committing suicide to escape the bullying, or, I prefer the terms harassment or abuse, of their peers. How do their parents go on? I don't know. I certainly don't know what I would do if I were in their shoes. I can only imagine that I would want to die too. Gay vs. dead. Hm. I'd take gay any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I am not saying I'm perfect, but, I certainly know enough to keep my opinions to myself when I don't agree. I try not to give unsolicited advice. Other people's choices are none of my business. We have the freedom to choose who we love, who we pray to, and how we want to live our lives. If we break laws, there are consequences. That's the great thing about the country we live in. Who are we to judge the choices of others? Before doing that, I think we need to take a good close look in the mirror. The only person I can change, is myself.