Love the haters in your life.
It’s cool to say and would look good on a shirt, but it’s hard to actually do in real life on a day-to-day basis. And i don’t mean “embrace the haters” like in a i’m gonna prove them all wrong one day, then they’ll see kinda way. I mean, actually love them, even as they make fun of you, or put down something you believe is right. now, i’m not saying you should be a pussy, either. But if someone hates the color blue, and you know that it’s wrong to hate the color blue; dont call them a moron or hate them back. Not only have you stooped to their level, but have entered into a circular argument based on hatred that will never resolve. Ok, now replace “the color blue” with “race / sexual orientation / ethnicity / body type, etc.” No one ever realized the error of their ways while yelling insults in an argument. It just leads to people getting defensive and breeds more animosity. Obviously, if people are getting physically hurt, there’s a time and place for self-defense. It should never be the first option though. Repaying hate with hate is not only bizarrely ironic, but misses the whole point. Lead by example. Stand up for what’s right, without putting others down.
- “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” - Gandhi
- “If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn your other cheek to him as well.” - Jesus
- It is certainly not easy. Who’s up to the challenge?