Will you be heard?
Another One... "Will you be heard?"
For those of you who know me, you know I rarely speak about politics. It's a topic I despise most of the time for various reasons. Also, if you know me, you know that I'm not affiliated with any party and rarely agree with all sides, but maybe agree with little from each. I'm writing about this subject today, not because I feel it to be political, rather I feel a passion about what I've learned. Those of you who don't know me likely can make some pretty heavy presumptions, but I can say I'm less likely to fit your stereotype of me than you might think. In fact the only presumption that would likely be 100% correct about me is that when the sun shines on my pale skin, I do in fact turn red. I'm a Christian. If you're not you might be thinking, "oh boy here we go." And I could say I don't blame you. A lot of Christians have made a bad name for Christians, as have muslims for muslims, atheists for atheists, and other religions for other religions. But don't worry, I'm not trying to convert you....I speak of this to remind everyone that some do not equal all. If you believe in something or you believe in nothing, I implore you to still take a chance to allow some of what I say penetrate you. I watch silently most of the time of the horrifying acts of hatred that happen all over our world and even in my own country. My first reaction, much like many of you, is anger. It's unspeakable some of the things that are happening and mind blowing that it's happening in my generation. What I do know though, is hate generates hate. I do know hatred will never get you what you really seek, whether to be heard or seen, etc. Compassion and love will eventually get you what you want. Love does not equal no pain, but it does go far. Nazi's, do you really think you will receive what you seek by spewing hatred, committing violence, causing pain? The rest of us, do you really think the darkness will understand if we spit venom back and do as they do? The key is finding a way to start loving. And those that do, don't give up, don't stop. It's so hard to love when we are thrown nails, but we have to. Once we have the power to actually love one another we have a chance to work together for something greater that all can enjoy rather than small groups. Racism, sexism, hate against religions, hate against anti religions, hate against LGBTQ, all have no place in this world. We are all here for a reason. We all have the ability to appreciate the beauty in which we were given in human form, just as much as we can appreciate the beauty of the mountains or the oceans. Just stop for a minute and try to love. That's it my rant is over. And I mean if you don't like what I had to say, I'm just a typical la actress so what does it matter?