I think we forget that we are all different people. Oh sure, we say we know that we are different and we come to table with different perspectives, but for some reason, at the end of the day, we still expect the people we encounter to make the exact same decisions that we would make if faced with the same situations.
The fact is, until we truly embrace the notion that we come to the table with different life experiences that filter how we see the world, we will never accept others for who they are. You may say, that’s not important, but it is. Don’t you want others to, if not value your opinion, respect that you have a right to your own opinion? I do.
I have been on social media sites and watched television or listened to radio, and I am always frustrated and disgusted when people are so closed-minded that there is no room for anyone else to have a point of view.
I watched a lady get attacked recently because she posted to social media that she had decided to delay having another baby in order to purchase her dream home. What happened next was just down right crazy! Others attacked her for making that decision. On the morning news, the media reported the story and even stated that she indeed had the right to decide, but the reason she was attacked so viciously was because people on social media thought that she was out of touch with “everyday” people. That there were too many other things going on in the world to worry about, rather than her writing that from her pristine life and protected life. I don’t know her at all, but what I feel is that she did nothing wrong. That’s her life. For some of us, the issue would not be sitting and trying to decide between having another baby or buying our dream home, my issue could be deciding between continuing working on a business that may not be producing what I want and spending thousands of dollars on holiday with family. I wonder if I chose to continue to put money into a failing business rather than speeding it on my family, if I, too, would be violently attacked. The point is, as humans, each of us have the right to make our own decisions based on what we feel is right for us and guess what? Maybe yours will be different than mine and vice versa.
Hey, chill. The world would really be a better place if respect replaced exerting our own will. We will do so much better in love and in life, if we can learn to respect each other. Whether you believe the world was created or that it simply happened, that’s totally your own business and your opinion does not affect mine, nor does my beliefs diminish yours. I believe in God, you don’t and that’s okay. You not believing doesn’t affect what I believe at all. Right?
Having different opinions will be influenced by many things that have happened in each of our lives. Having different ideas about life is really more than okay. It is wonderful because if we were all the same, the world would truly be a boring place. God loves diversity and that’s more than skin color.
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Amen!!! I recently saw a quote by Billy Graham or Franklin Graham and it said It is the Holy Spirits job to convict, Gods job to judge and my job to Love….what if we all just did this for it is the greatest of all commandments to love one another. Love this!
Michele…it is the Holy Spirit’s job! It is our job to Love. Great point!
you are so right Michele.