We're all in this together. Let's try to prove that we are better people.
I have had a lot of people asking me about guns lately. I make absolutely no effort to hide that I am pro 2nd Amendment. I am 100% pro-responsibility, and 100% pro-education. Likely, there will be a lot of raging tempers, accusations, and immaturity on both sides of this issue by tomorrow. I am not interested in arguing with people whom I will never agree on this issue. It is a waste of energy for all parties involved. I have found that the greatest conflict in the course of discussion tends to occur when we are asking the wrong questions. Maybe we should be asking better questions so that we can have real solutions to real problems.
No matter what your position is, here is a short list of things to remember:
- It is ok to disagree. It is not ok to attack the person rather than their position. There is a significant difference.
- Your political party does not dictate if you are good or evil.
- Your religion or absence thereof also does not dictate if you are good or evil.
- Good and Evil does exist and we are all guilty of both. Focus on being guilty of goodness.
- I believe that people are inheritantly good, they just tend to do foolish things when they are frigntened.
- "Fear is the mind killer.'" Fear is a conflagration fanned by ignorance and dowsed by understanding. It is the responsibility of adults to educate themselves and, in turn, their children. Sometimes that isn't easy. It's still necessary.
- Everyone is someone's child/brother/sister/mother/sibling. Treat them with respect and civility and you will be a better person.
- Like it or not, we are all in this world together. Sometimes that means working together, other times it means leaving one another alone.
- When it comes down to the essence of humanity, we are more alike than we are different. Treat others as such.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi