“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that” it is so easy to be blinded by hate. Especially in today’s world where not only are so many different voices screaming to be hear, they are all given microphones by social media and the press. I know it’s FRUSTRATING to see how people look down on you, your friends, your family all because you are different. And I know what that flaming anger burning up your insides feels like. The last thing everyone needs however is for that fire to be fueled. While letting out your emotions is important, we must remember to be respectful of other people. I know, I know, they are not respectful to you. But think about it, what good does being hateful to them do? A lot of the time it can actually make the situation much MUCH worse. I’m not saying stay silent, silence is complicity, however there is a way to go about sharing your thoughts and opinions. One that is not hateful. When they scream, don’t scream louder. It all gets blurred and by the time you’ve finished, nobody wins. We must take our time educating people who want to listen. Not murkying up the water so much that no one even wants to look anymore. When faced with a crowd of hollering haters on one side and logical, collected folks on the other we tend to give our ear to the latter. When they scream, whisper, people are forced to listen harder to those who whisper.
“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”- Dr. Martin Luther King
Repost if you agree that we should be fighting fire with extinguisher not with more fire and fuel. #remixed