Men, we have some work to do!
The thing about being a human is that we live in a world that thrives on differences. Not diversity. We have a beautiful array of people with different bits, different skins, different stories different countries and pretty much all the same DNA.
Our world thrives on separating us and putting us in competition with each other. But there is SO MUCH MORE THAT WE CAN DO!
When I walk down the street, I think about other people as Humans and yeah, their gender or color plays into this. These differences are deeply rooted in exploitation abuse and other horrible things. But the beauty of seeing people as PEOPLE first, is that it aligns me with the things that make ALL people happy. The things that we have in common.
In a long line a the coffee shop, who wouldn’t rather hear a bad joke than standing in awkward silence. Who wouldn’t rather be regarded as a being with worth and dignity when I pass them on the road. Who doesn’t want a simple smile?
It’s more than that, we’re all people fighting for connection in a world that makes that difference. So be a revolutionary, make friends!
So the thing is that we need to heal to celebrate diversity rather than capitalize on any advantage we can have over another because of differences. And yes, we all do. We all have it in us to love others, but we have to acknowledge the incredible amount of pain and prejudice inside of every single one of us.
There are plenty of people who will argue about your actions. But as I reiterate on this blog START WITH LOVE and the actions will follow.