Love Is The Answer

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Why do we (Humans) tend to fear what we don't know/understand? Is it that it’s a part of who we are as humans, or are we taught to fear what we don't know/understand. I thought about this as I watched this past election unfold. It was baffling and slightly uncomfortable seeing the behaviors and reactions of people’s happiness and disappointments.  All of a sudden NO ONE cared about each other’s differences. Our differences and opinions are what make us unique human beings. With that said, I highly disagree with the bullying, hate, disrespect, racism, and negativity that I have witnessed in these past few months. What shocked me the most was seeing children partake in the same negativity as the adults. I realized, in that very moment, that fear, just like hate, is taught. Children are the purest most precious human beings on this planet, and to see that taken away from them was heartbreaking. How could we behave in such a way? This type of behavior is teaching the children, OUR FUTURE, that this is how you should act when people are different from you. What we need to show them is LOVE. Show them that love is the answer. Teach our future how to respect and understand each other's differences. That if we come together we can make a difference together. Last, but not least, we need to teach them PURPOSE. Once we know our purpose we no longer fear what we don't know or understand. Also, we respect people's differences, we see from a different perspective, and we give LOVE. Before we're able to give love, we must love who we are first. Let's all look in the mirror and ask ourselves this: Do I love myself?  

** Lyrics from one of my favorite Musicals**

Oh you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.
(RENT, Seasons of Love, Jonathan Larson) 

Peace and love to you all. 

Thank you for Reading!
Remember to smile, and be Purposely You! 😀
By: Racquel Bianca John

Photographer : Isaiah John 


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