A men or women are sitting next to you or across from you on the subway or the bus is human. Every morning, you go to Starbucks–anyplace that sells coffee–the cashier who is taking your order and the barista who is making your coffee are human. Your wife or husband, boy-friend or girl-friend, daughter(s), son(s), mother(s), father(s), sister(s), brother(s), uncle(s), aunt(s), niece(s), and nephew(s)–don’t forget your exes–are human.
Everywhere you go, you see a human being. In truth, being human is not easy. We handle this bag of emotions that either makes us mad (crazy) or sane. Wait a minute … are we actually sane as we thought? Anyway! Since we are human beings, we make mistakes … A LOT. So don’t expect too much of people. They just are who they are. If you don’t like them for some reason then fine. It’s YOUR problem, not theirs.
We know this already. Yet, we keep forgetting it, especially when arguing about homosexual rights, women’s rights, race equality, etc.
Yes, this is a 21st century with Google’s self-driving car and up-to-date technologies like smartphones. This does not mean that every human being is evolved. Today might be a 21st century, but our history will repeat itself. The Italians, including Irish and Jews, were discriminated before. Then African-Americans, Asian-Americans, women, and now gay people are being discriminate and stereotype. This will be a constant cycle that we have to live through but we have to keep in mind to have faith in people. Also, patience is a key when it comes to personal growth. If you don’t have that faith or patience then it’s ok because there is someone out there who does.
“This is a 21st century. Everyone should more accepting.” If you happen to say this then you lack emotional intelligence–or should I say emotional correctness.
Sally Kohn: Let’s Try Emotional Correctness on Ted Talk
So instead of saying “This is a 21st century”. Let’s say “I hope for the best for the future”, which it will.
Note: Peace and love everyone!