What’s the Difference?

I have a confession, and it’s this: I’m not perfect. Surprised? Most likely not 😊So, Please keep that in mind when you read my thoughts, or share yours. I don’t pretend to be perfect, and I most certainly do not expect you to be. These blogs are nothing more than thoughts, written down, shared with the intent to create a dialogue. There’s no need to be unkind, shame, hate, attack, or in any way create an atmosphere that promotes negative energy. Any posts that are will be deleted. If you have a need to engage in this unwelcome and unnecessary behavior there are plenty of sites out there that openly accept it. Please, go there.

That said, that doesn’t mean you must agree with everything…or really anything at all that I or someone else “says”. But, I do request that you respect other’s viewpoint, experiences, beliefs, differences etc. I call this site The Humanist Movement for a reason: ultimately, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, identity, color, race, creed, religion, political, etc. we are ALL just that: humans. That is the ONE THING that we have in common, and it is an important one.

It seems that the world is in such turmoil anymore; hate abounds, selfishness is the “norm”, everyone is separating into “groups”>>>us against them>>>and NO ONE is listening. Shouting louder isn’t going to make anyone listen. But, it will, without a doubt, push people away. Everyone, no matter who they are, where they come from, economic or any other “difference,” has the right to see things the way they do. I do not know what your experiences have been. You do not know mine. I am no better than you and you are no better than me. THAT is what makes us different. But, at the end of the day, we are all the same. We are human. Imperfect. Fallible. Struggling with our own problems. Fighting our own battles. And above all: deserve respect. You don’t have to like someone. You don’t have to agree. You don’t have to come from the same background, or make the same choices as someone else. But, I truly believe, if everyone took the time to just consider what someone else is experiencing or believes, there would be at least a little bit less chaos. And a whole lot less hate.

I’m not a Pollyanna. I don’t live in a bubble. I don’t think I have the answers. And, I have my opinions that are based upon my experiences. I, too, can be unfeeling, insensitive, hateful, prejudice, lack understanding, be a complete jerk, be hateful and a mean, cold bitch. And that, my friend, often occurs before I even get out of bed. If you don’t believe me, ask my husband, kids, or cat. They’ll rat me out in a heartbeat.

So, why am I telling you this? Chances are you don’t care. You most likely stumbled upon my site by accident. And, if you have stayed here long enough to read my ramblings, you probably have a solid opinion by now: “That bitch is crazy”. And, you know what? You’re half right. Take your pick which half.

Nonetheless, I’m still going to be here and write my thoughts, make grammatical errors that will no doubt make my English teacher from fifth grade roll over in her grave or (haunt me) and write away. Why? Because I LIKE to write. I like to think (yeah it’s scary being me sometimes). And I like to share my thoughts, experiences, ideas, lessons learned or some off the wall thing I heard that has nothing to do with the current topic. And none of that is going to stop me. I already told you I’m not perfect.

I get off track too.

Back to the reason I started this site: I think it’s time to start a humanist movement. We’ve already had just about every other movement one can think of (I can think of some that haven’t been but probably will be sometime in the future). And what unites people and gets them behind an issue? Hate. Every issue that has been rallied behind has that in common. It seems to be human NATURE to attack those that are “different” in some way from oneself. Why? Why can’t we have differences? Why do we have to be the same? Wouldn’t that be mundane? Wouldn’t that be pointless? Wouldn’t that make life bland? If we were nothing but carbon copies of each other what could we learn? Why would we even want to get up every day? What a dull, colorless, boring, world we would live in. Look at the picture on the front page of this website. Would it have caught your attention if it had been in some muted tones or polar-opposites? Probably not.

Let me know what you think? I like to see things from perspectives that are not my own. The similarities, the differences. The variety. Yeah, most definitely the variety.

 

Cher