Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Why does our sight sometimes leave us so blind?)

Hatred. Is it necessary? People come up with all kinds of different reasons to exhibit hatred, mostly based on what they “see.” When you hate based on your own stereotypes, you are making decisions on what you see and what you have learned. Teaching hatred is unfair and unjust. A perfect example is this young man who was recently incarcerated for shooting up a synagogue. Here is his story:

This is just another story of a troubled individual who is not stable enough to know better. He needed help, but he needed help “before” he committed his act of violence.  Before you say anything, it is quite easy to tell someone’s frame of mind when it comes to their hatred. You can determine it from their Facebook or Instagram pages. The person at the ammunition store could probably tell it if the proper background checks and interviews had been properly established before he made his purchase. For most unstable individuals you could probably just “ask” them and they will “tell  you” their intentions. When I was in third grade, I had other boys who were my friends. It didn’t matter to me what color their race was or what their customs were. They were my friends and that was all that mattered to me. As I got older I learned that some people believe that races shouldn’t mix, and that certain races are better than other ones. Never mind the fact that there are unstable and mentally challenged people from “all” races. Hatred is a way to show the world how blind we are as a result of what we can see. There may not be “any” people who are purely of “one specific race,” and yet many of us act as though we know for sure. It is what we don’t know that makes us “blind” to reality, so many people resort to mere “speculation.” Our hatred is what limits us from growing as a united people. We all live on the same planet, and all of us are the same color on the inside. How you feel depends on what you have been taught. If you can learn to love the world with your eyes closed then you would be doing your part to diminish hatred.  We still have a long ways to go. Hopefully one day we will get there. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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