Control fear, don't let it control you.
A guide to deal with racism
Hatred and Violence are linked
Control your fear and lack of knowledge
Those who have met with Racism and hatred, do not like it but know that it comes from fear. These types of people express themselves, by being aggressive. It is their way ( they think), of maintaining control over an unknown situation. These people need to learn and understand the cultural and religious differences, in people. They are fearful of gaining that knowledge and stupidly believe, they will somehow be a lesser person for gaining that knowledge. Obviously afraid of the peers around them. They have let fear take control. When they should show more strength of character. Control fear, don't let it control you.
Go out into the world and find out a bit more about the culture that you know little about and you will find that you will learn wonderful things about that culture, that you did not know before. Many people in this world do not like change but life changes all the time and has done since life began in this world. If you understand another culture's beliefs, you may just find that you have something in common or you will perhaps at least develop an appreciation for the way that they perceive life and visa versa.
Most of the people that display racism and hatred seem to have no knowledge of their own history and do not know where they belong and are empty inside. It is almost like a sadness because they do not have the strong love of family or pride in self and of their own background. If they get to close, they may discover the truth about themselves. I challenge these people to find out about their own family history and I am sure that there will be many surprises about where they thought their background came from. These people need to also sit down and attempt to discover some of the beauty in the cultures around them. They may discover something amazing, something they have been looking for, that missing piece in their life.
Young adults today are being raised to disrespect life and all who exist in it. Let us all fight against this type of behavior and teach our children the right way. Many children today know nothing about their family history and I believe that when they are aware of their own history, it grants them access to have huge respect for other people and cultures around them. Lets show them there is a better way to do things. People of all backgrounds, must start treating each other with respect. So the world will be free of this aggressive pattern that has taken hold.
Life is an amazing gift and it is being abused.
Take that first step and shake someone's hand, they could be a friend for life! :)
Please feel free to comment, I would like to hear your thoughts and experiences.
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