I have decided I need to admit a truth. I feel hatred, great hatred. I have held this hatred deep within my soul for more than 50 years. I do not apologize for it, I am simply stating a fact. I know that hatred is a negative emotion and one that we should all try to avoid. The object of our hatred probably has no knowledge of it and is not concerned. While we, the holder of the vile emotion, are consistently torn apart by the energy required to continue to hate. I can now admit to those I respect the most, the truth: I hate beets.
It’s true. Horrible, slimy vegetable, Yech! I apologize to those I have offended. I know some people love them and I can still respect them but I will not join them for a Beet Party. If you need to stain something a particular shade of red then beets are the answer. If you want to make a salad may I respectfully suggest you choose something other than the red bombshell, at least if I’m invited to dinner.
Did you get my point? Do you see how ludicrous it is to hate an entire group? I dislike some people, probably some quite intensely. But how can I hate an entire group of people when I haven’t met them all? People are choosing to hate a group of people because of something a bully said. Now, in my opinion they’re just showing me how incredibly stupid they actually are. I don’t hate all vegetables. Just one. And it’s not their fault I just don’t like the flavour. Every individual is different. We tend to associate more with people who are like us then, people who are not. But at the core we are all the same.
Every single individual on this planet has the same colour of blood. We all have hopes and fears. We love and we feel pain. We are all part of one collective: we are all human beings. Yes, I will admit that some individuals are pushing the envelope just a little. They don’t seem to want to actually belong with the rest of us. And that’s okay. They can leave anytime they want. But they shouldn’t try to take the rest of us with them. This is a big, beautiful world populated by incredible people. I wish we could all just get along.