Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Hacked off I am...
I had three people go out of their way to 'splain to me this morning how certain groups of people are only animals.
Now let's just stipulate here that as human beings all of us sometimes (some of us, including me, often) say, "those people are blah-blah-blah." When we really mean, "Those people are behaving like blah-blah-blah."
But that wasn't the case this morning. It frightens me and it really, really hurts my heart when I run into that kind of thinking.
Everybody has a choice. In this case it's a binary solution set. All humans are human. Or not all humans are human.
I believe that people who read this should feel a little bit of self doubt, a little worm of uncertainty in their gut. "Do I do that? Do I sometimes treat or think of others as objects rather than people just like me?"
I believe that those who don't have a bit of doubt, those who are absolutely certain of their rightness...
I believe those people scare the hell out of me.
What makes that kind of certainty and behavior so frightening is that I know I could be that guy. It's a choice. It's my choice. And the only one stopping me is me.
Deep, cleansing breath.