Hate Creates Hate.
Love is Contagious
.... And they lived happily ever after but first it starts with YOU!
If we can all develop our sense of self and stand strong as individuals we will break the divide between us. At our core we are all the same, we are all human. Thats our common ground. If each individual human did their part to stop creating hate and spreading it, we would see change. We create divide when we segregate ourselves and define ourselves by a group.
When I meet a new person I don't really notice their race, clothes or anything other than what they say and what they are like and stand for as a human being. Each person is different and when you can only see their race, their status or anything else that holds no value really, then you are perpetuating the problems we have created.
The movement shouldn't be black lives matter or gay pride or white pride, it should be we are all human, we are all individuals, we are all different, we are all the same. When something tragic happens we break out in protest and blame, creating even more hate, violence and tragedy than the original happenings. It defeats the purpose. The response should create love, good and give kindness back to the community to recover from the hateful act and deliver that message. Our love is above spreading hate about who did this. Your hate doesn't cancel out our love and kindness or bring us down to your level of behavior.
Our need as people to be a part of something because we are so needy for acceptance while being so judgmental of others at the same time, is the root of the problem. We need to be part of the group, we need a partner, we need acceptance; when all we really need is the self love, confidence and knowledge that we are good enough as individuals to stand on our own to stand up for ourselves and be the good we want to see in the world.
Keeping up with "The Jones" as they say, is really keeping up the divide, creating the hate and elevating the tragic epidemic of senseless violence.
People want something to hate to make themselves feel better or feel a part of something but what they really need, is to be loved as an individual.