Fellow blogger and family friend Ginger Lynn (the human pretzel,®) put up this post yesterday, but I didn’t see it until late in the day. It is well worth your time to read. Of course, shitty stuff has been done to people by other people forever, but there does seem sometimes to be an epidemic of callous behavior by increasingly younger people. To a parent, the world can seem like a brutal, unforgiving place that you must protect your child from, while simultaneously preparing them to compete in it.
In her post, she says:
“What is it in our hearts that causes us to devalue others for their physical, cultural, and personality differences, differing sets of beliefs, and sexual orientation?
Why can’t we live and let live?
My conclusion is that it is because at the end of the day — when we are all alone in the quiet and dark, and there are no distractions to keep us from being honest with ourselves — we all fight a continual battle with self worth.”
She also ties in her Faith nicely, without ignoring or dismissing those of us that don’t worship. Once in a while, we’ll talk a little about Faith or the human condition, and she usually is genuinely interested in a non-Christian perspective.
Stop by over at her place, give her your thoughts.