I am pretty sure it was my father who taught me about the importance of unconditional love. Not to judge people and to treat others how you would want to be treated. I have raised my children this way, and to be honest sometimes they have to remind me about this. I will not get political here, nor will I bring in religion. Though I am sure many of you reading this. Those two subjects will be on your mind.
What is going through my mind is how society is judging certain characters and real life people who have real feelings, who have a heart, a soul, and a right to live in the world they were given since birth.
Everyday we have to deal with circumstances no matter who you are, or where you come from. Imagine one morning you wake up and you decide you are going to do things your way. How you want to and nothing will get in your way. This isn’t a bad thing. It works for you, and nobody is going to get hurt in this process. You are happy, and as long as you are happy this should make everyone else happy. After all, who wants to be around a miserable person. Can you imagine going to your favorite store or work and the people working there are depressed and resentful because they were not allowed live how they choose? They are forced to be how they are because society forced them too be.
We have all been taught, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Why is it not acceptable to read what is inside. Every book has a meaning and how will you ever know the story until you have read every chapter. What is the story telling you? Have you taken a moment to find out the meaning of each chapter in this persons life. Don’t judge someone on their prologue. Engaging in someone and getting to know them better with each chapter in their life lets you find out what is inside this persons soul. You never know, you may find some things are familiar with some chapters in your life. You will find that this person is very different then you are, and has been raised in a way you can never imagine. But imagine this… two people, completely different in every day, from background, to race, to gender and emotions. Your paths have crossed because of uncontrollable circumstances. You open this book into this persons life and as you turn the pages reading each of their life experiences and there is this one topic. This one chapter. This one moment in this persons life. That touches you. Something that feels so familiar. You could never imagine that this person has gone through the same life experience as you. How could they? They are so different in every way. But there was that one thing that was so important to you, and life changing. It could have been, disappointing your family because you chose a career your family never wanted for you. Or getting married to that one person your family never understood. There are so many challenging things that could happen in your life that nobody could ever understand. Just when you were looking for someone to understand you and just to know that you are not the only one in the world who had gone through some challenges. You may find that the end the other persons story will capture your heart. Because just like you, they chose to live a life that makes them happy. And if they did live their life how society, or their family or peers forced them too. What would we be looking at, inside of this person. The chapters would be all scrambled, each chapter would be incomplete and as we turn the pages, the stories would all be the same dead end. We might get a small glimpse into this persons life, but always in the end we would feel tragedy and the whole book would be a facade. We would have a world full of fictional people trapped in a never happy ending story.
But just remember, behind those fictional people whom society is forcing to be who they aren’t. There is a person in there. Just open the story, and explore what is in their life. If we all did that, without judging the prologue, I believe everyone deserves a…
“And they lived happily ever after..”