You don’t need to look far on any social media site or even just a quick browse on the net to reveal a group or section of society that is calling for special consideration.
Quite frankly, I’m sick of it.
These groups are all asking for the same things – tolerance, acceptance of differences, understanding, compassion.
You want to know why I’m sick of it? Well, I’m glad you asked
We shouldn’t need to ask for it. Tolerance, acceptance of differences, understanding and compassion should be how we treat ALL people, not just those in minority groups.
The reason we have the need to specifically ask for special consideration is because we, as a society are not doing it for anyone, let alone a minority group.
The people I know who give special consideration for those sections of society are the same ones who give special consideration to everyone they come into contact with.
It’s not often you meet a generous person and their generosity only extends a small distance. More often than not, generous, giving people will give at any opportunity, with time, money and spirit.
So what we need is a call to arms. Tolerance and acceptance should be our way of life, not just something we ask for some in our community – it should be what we give to all.
Now, you can call me an idealist – trust me, you won’t be the first, or the last – but surely it’s possible.
And you know why I think it’s possible? I have seen enough glimmers of it in the world, to know that we can do it. The key ingredient is Love and the One who is the source of that Love in the first place.
When we truly love, there is no room for bigotry, racism, intolerance, and elitism.
When we truly love, there is really only one possible outcome – special consideration, for all.