I've been thinking a lot about our views and how we perceive this world we live in. Lately I've been hearing many people in my life observing such negativity all around us. I've heard generalizations, ignorances, biases, and just plain cruelties. And it makes me so sad to hear these and unsure of how to react.
I've always believed in bridging the gap, in explaining ignorances and helping others to understand something they might never have known before, which is a huge reason behind why I started this blog. How else will we ever live as a world, how else do we ever try to help each other if we don't understand how they live, who they are?
I will be the first to admit, there is much about the world I don't understand, but I want to. I want to learn about other nations, about other cultures, about other religions. I want to find strength in battling ignorance and prejudice. I want to meet people different than me, people that view the world differently than we do here in America. I want to find peace in our differences and embrace our cultural significances that make us who we are, whether we understand them or not.
This world is getting smaller and smaller every day. The issues that face us here in our country, face us in every nation in the world. No matter what scale they might be on, the issues that we fight over here in the US, are issues that are being fought over all around us. We are not so different than those countries half way around the globe, and until we realize that, until we accept that we are all human beings, we are all children of this world, we can't even begin to solve the problems that afflict us.
So as we embark on another week and begin a new month, let's reflect on the positives that bring us together instead of the negatives that tear us apart.