Challenging assumptions

We all make assumptions about things and a great deal of those assumptions are often not based on very much and are made out of habit.

We often make judgements and assumptions before even interacting based on appearance or even something we’ve been told by others.

What if we challenged our assumptions? What if we choose to believe the opposite and to take the alternative view?

Then it would be interesting to see how the interactions with that person would change.

It’s worth a try, after all, what have we to lose by approaching someone differently?

Maybe we could even choose to seek people who we’d previously assumed we’d never want to speak with. Then there are possibilities in life that we would have never discovered.

Born the same

Every single one of the over 7 billion of us on this planet were born the same, an equal human being.

Then our environment and circumstances will shape us.

Before hating, before judging, before killing, before repressing, before enslaving, before acting against another, remember we are all the same human race.

Get out from behind the keyboard, the curtains, shut off the voice of hate from the media, get out your house and meet, embrace and get close to other humans, especially the ones we’ve judged.

Then try to hate up close or instead choose to empathise and understand we all started in the same place.

Perhaps, we don’t need more missiles we need to reach out and embrace each other and understand our differences.