You know, in my blog I talk about some of my personal opinions, and thinking about it, this is probably the one that’s closest to my heart.
Everyone has opinions, people agree, disagree, love, hate. As a general rule, if you have an opinion if something, you can assume someone has the opposite opinion. Hence why there is so much contention all around us.
These lyrics to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the love?” Describe it pretty well.
Then you’re gonna leave space to
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate
So why don’t we just love everybody? Well that’s easier said than done. So what’s the solution?
Well that’s where my opinion comes in, and it’s to educate yourself! So many of the bad feelings in the world are bred purely by ignorance. By just immersing yourself in what you don’t know about, you will come to appreciate, understand, and even love it. Whether it be a different age, gender, nationality, culture, interest, or really any other kind of demographic.
I learned this at my job. I work with mentally disabled people and help them learn life skills and just live their lives with the goal of them eventually not needing our care. In all honesty, when I started my job, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Then I started learning. I thought to “mentally disabled” people, and I realized that in my head I had accidentally grouped every mental disability together, and that’s wrong. By being ignorant of the difference between each disability leads you to then be ignorant of each specific person.
The same goes with every single other thing. Just learn. Show others the same respect and kindness that you desire.
I’ve learned so much and experienced so much happiness because of this, and you can too!