Tuesday, February 4, 2014
All the same
Rich vs. poor. Mac vs. HP. Brown vs. blonde. Slim vs. large. Black vs. white. Pale vs. tan. Popular vs. unpopular. Trailer vs. mansion. Fast food vs. gourmet. Fast vs. slow. Intelligent vs. unintelligent. Educated vs. uneducated. Disabled vs. stable. Homeless vs. sheltered. Kind vs. unkind. Thoughtful vs. selfish. Giver vs. taker. Talkative vs. quiet. Negative vs. positive. Complainers vs. "keep-it-in-ers". Dreamer vs. do-er. differences are what make you unique; what others know you by. If differences are supposed to be a good characteristic, why do we see them as negative differences? "Oh, she talks too much. I don't like that." "He's a little on the heavy side." "They live in a trailer? That's too bad." None of these things are bad, just things that are part of who we are. Sometimes I'm quiet, but sometimes I'm talkative. Sometimes I'm thoughtful, but other times, I'm selfish. Why do we judge others negatively, based on their differences? Differences are the best characteristic that makes someone memorable, whether you remember them in a good way or a bad way. I'm not rich, but I'm rich in love and support. I'm more slow than fast. I grew up in a trailer, not a mansion. BUT, I'm not disabled, homeless, nor unintelligent because I've had the advantage not to be all of those things. However, if I were all of those things, would I be seen differently? Maybe. Would I be judged? Definitely. Why do we do that? I don't like that. It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. We SHOULDN'T do that. In the end, take away everything you own, and you are no better than the homeless man panhandling on the sidewalk. We're all the same.