I find all the violence and hate we witness daily extremely sad and disturbing. When is the last time you could watch the news or read an article about world news and not see or read about another act of violence? I try to avoid the news because it is very depressing, but I will click on news apps and constantly read about tragic violent acts that have occurred. I think I need to refrain from doing this from now on or at least until people can learn to be kind to one another.
Something I have always held close to my heart and mind is the meaning of the Golden Rule. The real and easy-to-understand meaning of the Golden Rule is it is the principle of treating others the way you want to be treated. This seems like it should be common and easy practice to follow. We all want to be treated with respect and kindness, right? So, with that said why would it be difficult to treat those we come in contact with in the same way?
The level of resentment continues to rise, while the level of contentment decreases rapidly. This is a massive issue in the United States. People are resorting to extreme measures and or name-calling. Of course, a lot of this tension stems from political and social differences. This trend is upsetting and counterproductive and only creates more anger and animosity.
It is completely understandable to have differences of opinion, but it is crucial to handle these peacefully and respectfully. We can voice our opinions without name-calling or violence and get much more accomplished. When things get too out of hand and there is no progress being made, sometimes it is just better to walk away and agree to disagree. I would much rather walk away from a discussion where neither people cannot agree, and neither will budge because it will only escalate and cause things to be much more intense than is necessary.
Those who have differences of opinion can both be correct in a sense. We do not all always have to agree on everything, but we also cannot change another person’s mind because we can all believe in what we believe in and need to remain respectful of the way another person chooses to believe and live their life. Regardless of who is trying to make changes or thinks their views are the right ones, we are still living in a free country.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I am sure everyone reading this post already knows what the Golden Rule is and follows this daily, but unfortunately, not everyone seems to be staying in line with this rule. It breaks my heart to see so much violence in the country I was born and raised in, and I do not understand the massive levels of hate there is. I have always believed that we were all created equally, and we all have a beating heart, so we should all be treated with kindness and respect. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared as this was just a condensed explanation of the Golden Rule! I do look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
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