OUT WITH THE OLD-
I discovered this year, my 49th in this world, that I just don’t understand people at all. Here are a few of the things I don’t understand:
I don’t understand berating strangers, in person or online.
I don’t understand destroying property- not your own but especially that which belongs to others
I don’t understand physically harming another person.
I don’t understand when life became disposable.
I don’t understand the inability to look beyond political parties to see what makes the whole of a person.
I don’t understand name-calling.
I don’t understand hate. Period.
This year-2016- has been the most hate-filled of my memory. I was born at the tail-end of the Civil Rights Era and I honestly feel we have regressed. This year we have seen very vocal and very violent hate based on religion, gender, race, who you love, who you vote for, whether or not you believe in gun regulation, – pretty much anything you can imagine and I just don’t get it. Maybe that makes me naive, but I feel that it makes me happier than living with hate in my heart. It’s certainly more peaceful than being angry all of the time.
IN WITH THE NEW-
This year I have not made resolutions. I have instead decided to adopt two keywords for 2017:
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