If you aren’t speaking with your friends of family over different political, religious, gender, health issues than what the president is saying is true.
We are all angry and upset and unwilling to accept “immigrants” in our land.
Our land being our home our mind our heart…We put up our own walls everyday because we don’t want to know or hear about their ideas because that would mean we’d have to walk a few inches from our own.
And yet it is only in walking a few inches from our own we actually begin to trust ourselves. So when you CAN’t listen and learn or hold a calm conversation you are not secure in yourself beyond your opinions. And the thing is…your ideas are not you. Your beliefs are only bumpers that help you stay in this lane and the truth is when you switch lanes…your bumpers might switch and the only reason you even need bumpers is to protect YOURSELF from going over the edge.
Your beliefs are fluid and change…maybe drastically or minutely but they alter and shift and if you can’t abandon them and walk to the center to gather intel you will never be able to change the world…because you have no idea what the other people need, want, yearn for, are scared of.
This country has never been the ideal we wish is was. We are not the retouched versions of ourselves we put out to the world…real change has to deal with real truths that were at least for a moment true…until they aren’t.
The truth is we aren’t all always nice and we never have been. We have been human and protective and horrible when we felt we had to. We are all just exactly each other but at different times and in different places and somehow WE feel we are better than and in that moment of entitlement ..in all our moments is where we can truly affect change…when we realize we are no better and would be no better if we were in those situations …and to hold court because you happen to be born X and not Y… well let’s just hope reincarnation isn’t true and you don’t come back as your worst nightmare.
Make peace with all those around you…just Incase..
Better safe than…