One Life

When you take one life. You aren’t taking a little piece of life on Earth, you’re taking 100% of that person’s identity. You’re affecting that person’s Family, Friends, and Community.

You are not winning a war.

You are not bettering your one life.

You are creating darkness for them, and for you.

Whether religious or not – It is no one’s place, to decide when another should die.
Should another decide when your time is up?

Life isn’t really ongoing. It’s “One”. For example, one person: Living their life.
One person’s experiences, shaping their thoughts.
One person’s fears and desires.
One person, who has “Family and Friends”.
One person who started out a baby.
One person born with individual circumstances.
One person with their own achievements & imperfections.
I could go on.
We all share the above.
  • Who says something like skin colour, make’s another unworthy?
    Are different races not guilty of the same things?
  • Who says when it’s time for a life to end? Are you not allowed time to learn and change? Is it ok for someone to decide that for you?
  • Whatever happened to manners, or at least minding your own business? Civility?
We become desensitized as we see violence and judgement going on in person or through media. We have hate looming in us, from our own difficulties.
Still – how is harming or killing – an answer? Does it solve your problem? Or have you become something worse than what you saw in your victim? If someone has committed a crime against you? Find the most proper way to solve it instead of ruining your one life.
  • How and when will people see the truth in where problems lie?
    It isn’t in race.
    Or gender.
    It isn’t in other’s choices (as long as they aren’t literally harming you)
    And even then, must you kill?
The answer is to each improve within our one life as best we can.
Help each other, as best we can when able.

Move on, when we can’t.

It’s not your right to harm or kill, as it isn’t anyone’s right to do the same to you.

Why don’t people want to either get along, or move along?
By epiphany, doctors, friends, God, however… your one life can be happier.
Put some thought into this, and try to view from different angles.
Your One Life can change drastically, even if others don’t.

Changing your values and actions,
changes who is in your life, and where you go.

Racism – Responses and Healing

Take two people of the same race.

One has been mistreated, disrespected, and possibly abused physically. Maybe they witnessed such acts, or even unnecessary deaths of his or her race.

You don’t just start treating both “equally” and expect things to be hunky dory. The mistreated person has healing to do. Maybe he or she feels anger. Sadness. Isn’t able to trust. They likely still witnesses/experiences disrespect of their race, even though others are treating them well.

This is why we don’t just “stop talking about Racism”. Or any other problem for that matter. It doesn’t go away like that. This is why we shouldn’t respond to anger, sadness or fear by giving up. It’s a process.

People are people, and when a person has been hurt.. they must heal. It takes time, and compassion. Proper conversation. Not everyone heals the same. Not everyone has been through the same abuse. Unfortunately not everyone wants to take time, nor have
compassion. And when they do talk? They only make things worse. Sad to think, that’s what some are going for. They are not “well”, either. Just in a different way.

It’s a complex world out there. Where you can be positive, please be it. Don’t give up on good change. Tomorrow isn’t written and epiphanies do happen.

Racism isn’t Reality

I was watching “Star” tonight. Part of the story-line involved the unnecessary death of an innocent, loved, black woman.

In my head I wanted badly for a Family member or friend of hers to take everything that “was” her individuality – her family life, loved ones, sense of humour, job, likes, achievements – everything – into a meeting with the Lieutenant; show him or her (with calm factuality, sincere pain,  eye to eye) WHO they really killed. Prove there was nothing to fear and the killing was needless.

Maybe racism turned the police cold, and they wont care.
Getting them to feel past that is worth the try.

In reality.. she wasn’t a threat, nor was she “below” the police. I felt frustration, anger.. that this is still going on these days. Possibly worse!

When I was a kid, I was certain the world would grow brighter with the wonderful things we’d all be learning as time went on. I’ve learned: Often people break off from what they know pure-heartedly as a child. They make their own rules, some are misguided, angry.. a lot of things can derail an otherwise good human being from that path I so believed in.

That path is still there.. under the heavy, dirty logs of abuse. Behind the haze of steady storms that block one’s vision. It’s still there, if we drudge through the muck and detours to re-connect with it. Grow with it. Feel the best of it together.

Back to my original thought: Racism isn’t reality. No one is better than anyone else – even “if” someone hits problems in their life. Time gives us chance. (True) Talking (not yelling/ignoring), gives us understanding. Connection as humans. Life isn’t a video game where a character just drops off the screen.

People forget what the beautiful facets of life really could be.
They forget how to think and care beyond pain and guesses.

Take us all back to before we were broken. Every one of us. The cracks will mend when we reach out our hands and become whole again.

I honestly consider Racism to be a mental illness. It has no use, the beliefs aren’t fact. We have good and bad people within every race. If one suffers from Racism, they shouldn’t be trusted in a position where innocent people could get hurt 💜