Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014: Day 22

Day 22: Something that upsets you.

Well, let's be honest, there are a lot of things that upset me. Just the other day, my friend made a joke and I started crying because I'm emotional! It wasnt even a mean thing that she said sarcastically---I should've laughed---but there a lot of emotions swirling around in this body of mine right now.

But something that bothers me more than most other things is hatred. I'm talking about hatred because of anything-ethnicity, religion, size, personality, etc.

It makes me sad when I see people hating or being hated.

Why is it that we do that?

I group hatred in the same category as judging one another. Maybe I should, maybe I shouldnt...but I do. Placing judgment on another human being solely based on what you've seen on the outside isn't fair. If everyone did that to me, I'd probably have no friends. I know I'm a little rough around the edges. I know I don't open up right at first. I know all of my faults so it wouldn't help to have someone else point them out as well.
Life is rough. I'm serious. It seems nearly impossible to get through life with no heartache. So since everyone experiences some form of heartache, it seems like life would be a little bit easier if we understood that everyone's going through something.

When someone is mean, our first reaction is to consider them a jerk. But what if our second reaction was to consider whether they are going through a tough time?

Hatred just doesn't make sense in a world full of people trying to live life the best they know how.

So please, do yourself and the world a favor and try not to judge, try not to hate. Try to understand that everyone is the way they are because of their experiences and sometimes, they just don't know any better.

Love can be so much stronger and BETTER than hate.

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