February 20, 2014
I believe that everyone is created equal and has something special about them. Whether it’s their gender, race, beliefs, appearance…etc, there is no difference. No one was created the same, every person is unique and has a special purpose. People discriminate against others because they want them to live up to the standard or “normal” or to be like everyone else. But, there is no such thing as “normal.” Our society has this idea of what normal is, and if your not like that, you are automatically different and not treated the same. Especially in the United States, everybody feels like they have to be somebody and impress others in order to be with the crowd. Sometimes, when people do this, it means them having to put others down and make them look less than. Mostly, when people do this it shows that they have been treated unfairly in the past, and they are trying to make themselves feel better or make up for all the times that they were not treated right, and finally have people like them and want to be around them. It is this huge cycle that goes on over and over again.
There is also a tremendous amount of racism and unfairness that goes on all around the world to an extreme extent. Women are not aloud to have an education, men think they are superior, Christian’s being killed or held hostage overseas because of their beliefs, slavery, racism, and so much more. I feel so strongly about these kinds of situations and really believe that they need to be stopped. Equality issues will never stop, but I feel like our generation needs to do as much as they can to lessen it and to help others. You need to treat others the way that you would want to be treated.
Luke 6:27-31 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”