It's 1:18 in the morning and all I can think is why do we criticize? Why do we judge? What gives us as individuals the right to assume how another person lives based on how they look, dress or act. What authority do we have on what should or shouldn't be considered normal? How did our society come to this point? Has it always been this way? Was there ever a time when people went through their everyday routine without sticking their nose up at someone else?
We are so focused on what we look like to others and how we're perceived by others that we've lost sight of what matters. Love, friendship, moments, family, kindness, generosity, selflessness. We no longer do things for the good of everyone, but rather for ourselves. If we've lost the mind set of 'treat others the way you want to be treated' how can we expect our children to? They follow by example and by not acting what you preach you are not only causing confusion but proving to them that it's okay to make fun of the different looking kid in class, or to exclude the girl who loves to read. If we want our world to change, if we want peace then we must first look at ourselves. Look at how you react to and approach others in all kinds of situations. We can't demand our children do right by others if we don't. People are people, whether rich or poor, famous or not. We all have feelings. We all deal with our own struggles and issues. We've all gone through various ups and downs in our lives. You will never truly know what a person has gone through unless you take the time to get to know them. You won't know where they've been and how they got to where they are by simply glancing in their direction. Life is hard for every single one of us, no has nor ever will have it easier than anyone else. All of our problems are different, and varied in weight, but they are our problems and because of that they are valid and real. Don't let anyone ever take that away from you.
We don't have to like every person we meet and we don't have to agree with them. That's not our job. Personally, I believe it is our duty to be kind and open to everyone we meet. What point is there to being negative and nasty to someone you barely know? Unless they've purposely caused you pain or inflicted harm onto you or someone you love there will never been a good enough reason to bully. It is wrong, distasteful, inhumane and barbaric. It is not the way you should spend your life, because it's a waste of breath. Life is short enough as it is, why would you go out of your way to make someone else feel miserable and inferior? It will not get you farther in your career or happiness. It will not earn you money, or friends or fame. All you will end up doing is isolating yourself from everyone and everything. We're all doing our best. We're all working towards our dreams, goals and ambitions. Please don't ruin that. It's a magical part of our life's journey and to get in the way of someone else's dreams is utterly disgraceful.
Everyday will not always be happy. Sometimes being nice will be the last thing on your mind because you're running on zero sleep and everything's annoying you that day. However there is no need for unnecessary sass, rude comments or harsh attitude. Keep your grievances to yourself if the only way you know how to deal with them is by bringing someone else down.
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
Never forget the essence of your spark