"Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You"
I wrote an entire blog entry about kindness. How last year, this community came together as one and helped one another and now that bond had shattered and people are capable of being assholes again. I wrote about how hateful people are now (the majority of people on every side of every issue) and how people's actions speak a million times louder than their words. I touched on the amazing and downright worst invention in the history of the world: the internet.
But, I deleted it. Why?
Because, I would be told I am wrong. It would only be proving my point but at the same time, I have found that it isn't good to write when you're angry. Yes, that's their opinion and they are allowed it, because I am human and allow people their feelings. But, it doesn't help anything.
Instead, I shall write this.
Be kind to the people around you. Don't be so quick to judge them based on whatever reason you have decided to judge them. Acknowledge that we are a planet of billions of people who are different in every way and yet, the same in every way.
We are human beings at the end of the day. An amazing creation that can come in many different colors, shapes, sizes, and with this incredible ability to speak and think and create and love and improve on things we do, every single day. We can create good in this world but, instead, it seems that the world rather ride the waves of hate and hurting people however they can.
Anger and hatred only lead to a dead end. Nothing good comes from it. Do you know where the good comes from? Human Kindness. Respect. Acknowledging our differences and realizing that we need those differences to grow.
Your actions to your fellow humans, family members, friends, acquaintances, co-workers ... that speaks louder than your voice. People remember when you hurt them. There's a lot of talk in the world today about inclusion. People get very upset when they are left out of things they feel they should be a part of ... and then do the very same thing to others.
The next time you want to say something mean and hurtful, because you'll feel this rush of superiority if you say it ... stop and think. Does it do any good in the world beside give you a feeling of superiority? Does purposefully hurting others actually do any good at all?
No. It doesn't.
So, please, just be kind to one another.