Posts tagged ignorance
Posts tagged ignorance
It seems like such a simple concept, but why can’t we all just love one another? Why do people have to hold grudges? Fight with their own flesh and blood? Go so far as to hate them, and call them names? Every single day it’s something new. Whether in my own life or on the news. In politics. On Facebook. So-and-so is not supportive of gay marriage. Why not? This person murdered this person as result of a racial dispute. Why? Did this person’s race ruin your life? Everyday I see people that are so fucking ignorant, they hate other people and for what reasons? They generally have none.
Here’s an idea: LOVE EVERYONE. For no reason at all. Because we are all human beings and we’ll be sharing this lovely planet for the foreseeable future regardless of our race, sexual orientation, creed (or lack thereof), and gender.
JUST LOVE. Let go of your grudges. Stop the name calling. Drop the stereotypes. Live your life in harmony with all of the other people trying to do the same.
LIVE IN LOVE (-Times of Grace).
Get your ignorant heads out of your prejudiced asses people. As a society and as a race we are better than this.
When you tell someone an outright fact, and they act like they’re completely above it.
I told an economically disappointed person (a self-admitted conservative whom dislikes President Obama openly, by the way) that the unemployment rate is under 10% for the first time since 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and real estate sales were on the ascent finally. That fact is backed by the National Association of Realtors, who declared that sales rose 15.4% in the final quarter of 2010 and is expected to keep rising. So in other words, the economy is starting to look up again, despite the gas prices (which, please don’t get me started on that one).
Her response: “I don’t believe that. I didn’t see anything about that on the news.”
Well, my unenlightened coworker, are you ready for this one? You didn’t hear it on the news, because they don’t tell you when anything good happens! If anything happens that is not about death, destruction, failure, or demise, you’re not going to see it on the six o’clock news!
That, my friend, is ignorance.
Will everyone stop talking about this mosque crap? I am so tired of hearing about it, for several reasons. Reasons being:
So what is my stance? I definitely don’t think anything should be built on the former WTC site. A memorial recognizing the terror of the day and to mourn the loss, perhaps? But regardless, if they want to put a mosque there, so be it. I won’t stop them. Maybe it’s my indifference to religion that gives me a better perspective. Who knows? Yeah, there may be a few people offended by it. But I believe the vast majority would get over it. There are people offended by everything. If more than three people read this post, there are bound to be some of them offended by that, too.
I wish to enlighten the world. Maybe it’ll do some good. Message to all Americans: be tolerant of other cultures and creeds. We founded this country on that ideal and I’d like to think we should stick with it. We are considered by many to be the best country on the planet. Let’s not give them a reason to think otherwise.