Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Blog Challenge: U is for Understanding

There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.  ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator, 1897

Call me a dreamer. Call me crazy. Call me anything you want, really. But what this world needs is a dose of "understanding". We've become too politically correct. We've become a world where we can't live without a cell phone or an iPad. We still don't seem to understand that under the color of our skin, we are all the same. It doesn't matter what we call the God(s) we pray to.

It's people like this who breed hatred in this world. And I don't understand their reasoning. I don't understand why. I just plain don't understand.


If they believe that America is so damned awful - why don't they fucking leave? I'm sure if they pray, God will send them to land that He loves. I'd like to suggest Antarctica. But then, they might protest that God hates penguins. And I love penguins, so I really don't want to do that to the poor Penguins.

Do I like everyone I meet? Nope, not all of them. Do I tell them then that God hates them? Nope. I buck up, and work with the crazy people that make me want to stick a fork in my eye. Life isn't perfect and it certainly isn't fair. Nor are people. We're all so much alike, and yet, so very different.

Is my country perfect? Hell no. There's tons that need to be fixed. But that also goes for everywhere else on this planet.

Hatred and greed will get us nowhere but destroyed. I'm not saying you have to bake your worst enemy a cake - I'm just saying, at least show them some respect. Try to understand someone else's differences - why they believe what they do.  We should embrace our diversity, not condemn it.

If we're both fighting, then we're both losing.



  1. First... love Home, it's one of my favorites.

    Here's the thing, people have been fighting for an eternity, literally. It's all they know. Will there always be crazy eccentric nuts out there willing to fly themselves into a tower for something they believe in? Yup. But do we have to raise our children to continue our beliefs?


    Change happens one person at a time. One moment at a time. I may not agree with my children's views or thought process, but I will support them. Always. Even if it is not my own view.

  2. Well said lady. It's too bad this world is so messed up they just can't understand those words. Gah!!!


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