It is not up to me to change others.
It is not up to me to change their view.
It is not up to me to judge their behaviour.
It is not up to me to shame them.
It is not up to me to point the finger of blame at others.
It is up to me to be me and let others be.
The closer we get to the opposite, to the different, to strangers, then the more we understand.
If we only experience our ‘bubble’ of life, then we lack the ability to truly understand and empathise with another.
Much of the violence both physical and mental is created from a lack of understanding as we stay within our echo-chambers and become fuelled with hate for anything different.
If we embrace differences we grow more together and become less disconnected and less fearful.