Every single person you meet has baggage that only they can carry. Sometimes, not always, we know what’s in the bag. Sometimes, not always, we’re allowed to see what’s in the bag. Still, we cannot carry the bag. So, the next time you just don’t get it, or simply cannot understand the why or how of someone’s behaviour, or are so frustrated … remember your own baggage and how heavy that can get after awhile.
The world is a tough place, be kind.
It’s Friday. It’s nearly vacation. It’s going to be a beautiful day. I want to stay with positive. So, I’m just going to put this Facebook “memory” from one year ago here and let it simmer. I wrote it and I meant it and, unfortunately, it still holds true. Worth the battle??? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Here is the article that produced the reaction: Wie niet integreert … (van deMorgen)
This is one of the best articles I’ve ever read. 80% sounds like a lot until you have to live with it.
What 80% comprehension feels like
“The silent minority”
I stumbled across this article this morning. Interesting. It’s also scary and sad and frustrating, but interesting all the same. Really we could just use this paragraph as a template:
“During the _________ war, parts of America grew hysterically anti-__________. Some __________ were spat at in the street. The teaching of their language was banned in schools. ____ (insert heritage food) ____ was renamed “liberty _______”. _________ books were burned, ___ (insert heritage animal) ___ kicked and _________-Americans forced to buy war bonds to prove their patriotism.”
Will we ever learn? Patriotism … if you’re denying anyone the rights and privileges granted in our constitution, a document that defines our very existence as a country, then you know not why patriotism is. America was built on freedom and justice for all. Of course it remains a work in progress but still. It is for all or for none.