Wednesday, August 17, 2011

mid-week rant

I will never understand why people feel the need to speak ugly about people they don't agree with.

I hear many gay friends who talk about their absolute hatred against people who don't accept them as homosexuals. I can understand differences of opinion. But why all the hatred?
The way I see things, it works both ways. If I want someone to accept me, I must accept them too.

I see this much more often (especially these days) in the realm of politics and politicians. Just because someone belongs to one party, they feel the need to insult and criticize everyone who has anything to do with the other party.

I just don't get it. Whatever happened to "all my affairs"?

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that spirituality is a gift, not an achievement

for restraint of tongue and pen

that even though times are tough, recovery isn't

for a reminder from someone yesterday, someone with 3 days sober. Everything is OK at this moment. So everything is OK.

that I'm not in jail. I visited a friend in the county jail yesterday. My first time to do this. Through my untrained eyes, it was chaos.

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi


Pammie said...

You are brilliant today my friend.
Chaos scares the shit out of me.

Mary Christine said...

Funny, I was just going to call you "brilliant," but Pammie took the words right out of my mouth.

So, I will just say this is a wonderful post, and you, my friend, are very wise.

Syd said...

I don't understand the enmity either. It seems as if polarization is so strong. I have opinions but don't get into arguments about whether I am right and another person is wrong. The traditions have taught me that each person has a right to an opinion, even though I may not agree with what they are saying.

Steve E said...

I hate to put myself in a situation where I am right and everyone else--all Peeps and God even, is wrong.

As to 'brilliant'--I agree.

Trailboss said...

I agree completely with you Dave. I can not stand to hear anyone talking negatively about another person, race or sexual preference. To me, it is much easier to be nice than to be ugly.