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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I’ve been noticing lately that several posts on FaceBook have been other people making fun of someone else or their lifestyle. I’m pretty sure the people posting comments like that wouldn’t say that face to face, or at least I hope not.

What happened to getting along? To being respectful to others? To upholding the dignity of others? I mean, really, if we are truly honest with ourselves we are neither God, nor are we perfect. Everyone that walks this life has issues. We are all weird in our own way. All have quirks that most would find annoying. All wanting love. All seeking some kind of happiness. And although some may not be able to admit it, we are all equal. ALL.

Maybe those that make those posts are really the unhappy ones. Maybe they feel the need to try and get people to agree with them so they feel better about themselves. I don’t know, but it seems to be a growing trend… and it’s sad.

A few years ago, I learned the phrase, “Live and Let Live”. Once I finally “got it”, it was one of the most freeing lessons in my life thus far.  Most people are doing their best. Whether or not I agree with what they are doing is not my business. There are extremes… like those that hurt others. That’s different. I’m talking about the general population of people. Those you see working, serving, driving, living, etc.

I am constantly reminded that we are ALL created from the same hand. No one of us is better than another. Making fun of someone’s appearance, parenting, possessions, etc. is just plain wrong. It’s assuming you have the answers for someone else. Honestly, most of us don’t have the answers for ourselves, much less someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done it. I’m just as guilty, but the older I get the more I realize that we really could all just get along if we learned that the ONLY person we can change is ourselves. And I’m pretty sure we all have things that would take us the rest of our lives to work on instead of trying to “fix” someone else.

OK… now… let’s play nice and get along :)