…..But, I don’t understand the need to belittle others in order to feel “big” or “right” or “important” yourself. Really? So, by insulting me and how I think, or look, or act, or dress, or WHATEVER, that makes you a better, brighter and more accomplished person? Wow, it’s such a great road trip, reverting to the age of 10! 😉
I guess, I just don’t understand this massive judgement that so many people have. I mean, it’s human, I have it also. If you are an idiot by choice, by deliberately narrowing your mindset and being unwelcoming to any alternate opinions/facts, then I think you are a waste of the good O2 that I could be sharing. But if I have to set my standard to being “I’m better/smarter than you because….” of what I wear, or the color of my skin, or whether my sexual organs are innies or outies, or who I’m attracted to, exactly how does any of that make me the better person? It’s lunacy in it’s very concept. Perhaps that is how the narrowminded think….but it’s not what I choose to believe is reality.
Today’s climate is sadly less civilized than prior generations. All it politicized, and where there be politics, there be anger, intolerance, and straight up hatred. It seems that we can’t escape it; and since it is inevitable, then it is up to each of us to decide how we are going to behave, and who we are going to be in this society.
I fully admit to being an idealist. I see nothing wrong with that, and if you do, well, I don’t care. I will show you kindness, I will show you patience, I will show you respect, acceptance and tolerance; until you show me your true colors that are the antithesis of these things. And then I will show you the door. Because life is too short, and really, to spend time arguing with these kinds of people is pointless; “never engage an idiot, because they will bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience”.
As Michelle Obama has said “when they go low, we go high”. YES. This is what being an idealist is about. Behaving in the IDEAL way that I would want from others. I can not force others to act this way, and I have no desire to. But I will NOT be pulled down to a level that beneath me. I’ve done that before, and trust me, the air is much cleaner on the high road. While others may talk about how strong, how right, how tolerant and how correct they and their behavior are…..show them the truth by showing them yours.
I am one person. But I can be an example. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. In the past 5 years or so, I have changed exponentially for the better. I have fought to become who I am, and to maintain my idealism throughout the process. Like it or not, you’ve got to respect that.
Or there’s the door 😉