I saw something recently that said “stop talking shit about people you don’t know personally”, and it really got me thinking.
I’m self aware enough to be able to look at myself and acknowledge the amount of times I have said something bad about a person that I don’t even know. But I took it a step further and applied it to something that I have felt very passionate about lately.
2020 has turned people ugly. The entire movement of 2020 has been about being inclusive of all kinds of people and being loving and caring and kind. But I don’t see a lot of kindness, I see a lot of judgement.
You don’t know why the mother and father of four children are pro abortion or maybe against abortion. You don’t know their reason or their story.
You don’t know the reason behind the photo of the woman and her much older, high risk father embracing during a pandemic. But I’m going to tell you so that you do know; her father was just sent home from the hospital to be on hospice care and he’s spending his last few days with his family.
How does that make you feel now?
The point I am trying to make here is that you don’t know the reason behind the post or behind the photo. For a society that claims to be so loving and caring and kind, I am just not seeing it. I am seeing a society of judgement and hatred and betrayal.
Part of an inclusive culture is being able to respect someone enough to find out the full reason and story behind why they are the way that they are. And if you can’t do that first then keep scrolling.
Kindness is all inclusive; race, gender, opinions and beliefs. And it’s cool to be kind.