Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sometimes I wonder...

"We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King
Why can't we all be friends? Why can't we accept everyone for who they are..black...white... Muslim or disabled?

Why is it that throughout history people have been abused, killed and discriminated against?

Why is it that we don't go out of our way to meet new people, to make new friends and to make someone's life a little easier?

Why is it that America can't accept a black president?

Why do we associate Muslim's with 9/11 even though it was a select few that tore our country apart that day?

Why is it that there are people we have known our whole life, yet we have never even said hi to them outside of Facebook?

God created us to live a life for him. He put us on this world, in this country, in our state, in our town and down our street for a very specific reason. God created blacks, whites, Muslims and the disabled on purpose. He did this so we could learn from them. He is trying to teach us acceptance. He wants us to get along, he wants us to love each other, he wants us to help each other out. And yet, we continue to discriminate and turn in the other direction when we see people we don't know and don't want to talk to.

I just want to live in a world where we get along. Where we help others through their journey as they help us through ours. I know there is no possible way I could ever change the world. But Gandhi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world," and so I will start here. I will smile at strangers, help others and never judge or discriminate.

World Peace has got to start somewhere. Lets start here my bloggy friends!

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

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4 comments:

  1. I love reading these. Such amazing points of view on the world around you! My goal for the next time I see you, say hello to you outside of facebook/blogger! lol. Have a good week!

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  2. Such a great post, Nicole.

    The thing is, it's not just about our differences in race, ability, etc. It's the differences at our core. Even if everyone was white, in perfectly good health, and all the same religion, we still wouldn't all get along because we have different personalities, some people believe certain things are okay that others don't, stuff like that. And that's fine. I don't think we have to all get along. I just think we could do without the *hate*. Just accept that other people are different and move on.

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  3. Coley! i just figured out how to leave a comment!!! yay! go me!~
    but i LOVE reading your blogs.. they always really get me thinkin!!!
    i love u!

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