We should be striving for Unity through Diversity. What I mean is, you draw on the diversities between the different groups of people. It can be done
as it's similar to a marriage between a man and woman. Does the man do everything one way? Of course not and that's why the woman completes him and
adds to him and vice versa.
It can't alaways be done and it can't always be done to perfection since there's no such thing as a perfect world, but if people even tried they
might be surprised to see how easy it is to do this.
Why is it that a white man, a black man, a hispanic, a Hebrew, an oriental man can not get along? It sure isn't because they didn't try. It's
because the media focuses on those few stories about racism and explodes it out of proportion and because people seem to only want to read the
headlines. Am I saying the media does this on purpose? Well, to an extent, yes. I don't mean this is some extremely large conspiracy of the media,
although I can see how it might appear that way and sometimes it can be that way.
What sells a newspaper? Sex, controversy, death, mayhem, destruction, racism.
Why is this then? It's because people would much rather read about a 5 car pile up and the mass destruction than some story about a 50 year old woman
and her kitten and gradnson who made a positive change.
Don't get me wrong, I like Monster trucks, guns, TNT, and a little bit of carnage like every red-blooded American, but who needs that all the time? I
We as a society need to be focusing on the positive changes and how to make life better than focusing on negative things and how to tear our own
So we see a story in a newspaper or the 6 O'clock news about a terrorist attack that has killed 25 people from a car bomb or some other stupidity.
What positive things can we find from it? You see that the survivors are drawn closer together. You see that now we have learned not to just get in
our car without looking it over. You learned that you need a car alarm so no one can tamper with it. The list goes on and on.
Do I mean to say it takes this drastic a thing to happen to learn these thing?
What I am saying though is not to JUST focus on the negativity that has happend, but to find what positives about the story you can and try to learn
from it. The same goes for some ignorant red-necks dragging a black man behind a truck in Texas, like what happened a few years back. Quite obviously
these men don't see the value of life, or racial equality, or intelligence now do they?
Well, not every person can be gotten to when it comes to racial harmony...but we can try. You can try, I can try, the person next door can try.
I'm going to end this post with a link to a video and song on YouTube about acceptance and harmony. I don't know how many people have seen this but
I love the song and the message the video had about it.
The name of the band is "The Sick Puppies" and the message that is being conveyed here is that one hug can change someones life.
By the way, I almost went and got cardboard and found a spot on the street to do this, but time just didn't allow for it and I may still do it. A
very powerful message if you listen to the words of the song. This is now My favorite song of all time. I played this literally 500 times already and
I'm listening to it right now as I type this message of peace.
"Sick Puppies" on YouTube : Free Hugs. A message of peace and harmony in a time when hatred is all
around : Juan Mann/One Man
[edit on 23-10-2006 by SpartanKingLeonidas]