Monday, February 15, 2010

Human League

(this image found here)

I've noticed a disturbing trend lately. I know it's nothing new; just something that I'm seeing now that I can think a little more clearly.

We are becoming a species of haters. People; we must get this thing under control! Sure, we all have causes that deserve our diligence; but we need to take the high road. There is no reason to lump a whole group of people into a reviled category because of their gender, race, gay, straight, religious leanings, hair color, politics, left-handed or right handed, thin, thick, goth, punk, young, old, happy, get my drift.

We have to start lifting each other UP--not continue to tear down. When we discount the importance of respecting another simply because they are a HUMAN BEING, we are devaluing ourselves. If we just begin by embracing our similarities and learning about our differences; people every where can thrive. We miss out on the possibility of a great friendship.

I guess what I am trying to say is it can start today, with me. I will be more open and try to be more tolerant and patient. Not cynical and ready to magnify every single flaw; real or pre-conceived. No more ridicule or disdain at some one's situation or experience.

I will support the People Are All People Project because we're all members of that club!

I'm not the best writer in the world, but I felt that I just had to say this. We don't always realize the effect that our words and actions have on our friends and loved ones. Sometimes we may even know what we do causes pain, and we bull-doze ahead anyway.

I will strive to do better; because everyone should be valued.


Bob said...

Well said!

Would that everyone would follow your lead.

Steve said...

could not have said it better myself and I will also try to do better in that regard.

and i also think you are wrong.
i think you are one of the best writers I read!

Saoirse in Spokane said...

You write just fine, in fact, wonderfully. You are so right. I will try to only say 1/2 the bad things I want to say about Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin. Maybe by end of summer I can wean myself off the hate speech. You should start a Facebook fan Page Named just that about People and see how many fans are out there. It would be great.

NameChanged said...

love you mom!

Jess said...

Awesome post! Hope all is well...havent been by in a while..

have a great week

Love, jess

Jess said...

I was going to tell you that I would love to salvage my relationship. I have begged and pleaded, prayed, and he's even said that if didn't have another woman he would try, but he wont break up with her or hurt her. If it was you or me, we would do anything to make it work for our child, but he isnt like that. And he is with her....and unfortunately i cant wait forver and i dont think its fair to be waiting on him with another girl....i could be waiting years. I cant make him want me or love me again...I wish i could

Emmy deserves a mommy and daddy together that love one another.

love you

email me if you like


Q said...

I am standing right with you, too much hate in our world.
We are really ONE! We need to work together! You write from your heart and I love reading what you write!
Thinking of you and sending hugs.
Spring is just around the corner. We have almost made it through another winter.

Titanium said...

You have sounded a bell for the end of hatred and the resonance is heard everywhere that understanding lives.

Count me in.

Tim said...

Vikki, I came by to help you welcome the Spring and found a garden in full bloom! Such passion and wisdom in your words. (And I'm with Saoirse, BTW; I think you're a terrific writer!)

Thank you for your spirit and for sharing your gifts with all of us!

Lisa said...

I love this post. And you're right. We need to lift each other up instead of tear each other down.