"Share the World"
It always amazes me how many people claim the world as theirs. They want to litter where they want, destroy what they want, live where they want, and do what they want. Why not'? It's their world after all.
Grrr.. Then there are those folks who treat other people as lesser beings because they are not fortunate enough to be, them. They seem very willing to live their own lives any way they see fit, but these lesser humans.. they are most definitely NOT allowed to.
Think on this, people. Chances are that right now you are thinking of at least one person you don't like who acts in such a way. Chances are, there are many who come to mind. Dear friends, chances are you and I are coming to THEIR minds, as well.
It's time that each of us take inspection and inventory of ourselves and look really close at who we are and how we act.
As far as I'm concerned, you can have the world. It's not that special without freedom, love, and compassion for our fellow man- black, red, white, old, young, male, female, atheist, Christian, etc. However, the harsh reality is that the world is where we all live. We're all humans. Each with something to give. Our age, background, location, race, financial bracket, and personality all come together to make us unique and special. We each have a place and contribute our own special little something to the mix of the world.
I've heard it said that races should not mix. That financial diversities should not mix. There should not be generational, or international mixes. You know what? Our great United States of America was created, maintained, and is a great nation today, because of every one. No one race or religion. No one financial group. Diverse ideas and concepts.
There are many people, even in our churches that feel if someone disagrees with their thoughts and ways, they are somehow less and therefore should be shunned and ridiculed. This is hate and bigotry at its finest folks. It's not about race, or money, it's about not sharing your world. If someone disagrees with me, then they are not nearly as good. Right?
I watched a program on TV the other day. The news man interviewed a guy dressed only in what amounted to a pair of bikini underwear, and standing on the sidewalk carrying a sign.
The sign had several things written on it explaining his beliefs. He was also talking as fast as he could to get as many of his other thoughts and beliefs out as he could get into the interview. Truthfully, I felt the guy was a nut. Yep. I think he was weird. I would, however, be his friend and/or be friendly to him. There was one obvious thing about him that I absolutely admired and respected. He was so passionate about his beliefs, and even the way out there ones were of no shame to him. He believed something, and lived it openly. Personally, I feel he had some ideas and thoughts that could use some changing. However, his open and honest ways were refreshing. Why do I mention him? I mention him, because he would definitely be considered one of the, 'freaks', of the world. He is one that a lot of people wouldn't give the time of day to. One of the human race, but very unique. It doesn't mean that all of his thoughts are true and good. As I said, he is out there. However, we share the same space as him and millions of others who are strange to us. The unlikely, unlovable, unbathed, or overly bathed. We all live here.
As much as we would like to think that Madonna is worth more than a regular person, that the president has a higher grade of blood, or that a beautiful person doesn't sweat, we are all just people, and we share the same planet.
It's time that we recognize folks for the wonderful creation they are. Time we loved one another. Gave worth to every individual, whether we agree with them or not. It's time we, the human race, learned to share the world with one another.
Yes. It's time.