Since I don't have anything productive to post today, I'm back to the meme.
Something that upsets me? I could name a lot of things, but after thinking about them, I realize they all stem from the same issue - people with closed minds. They are the ones who refuse to recognize that others might have differing opinions, who criticize or condemn people for being different. They're the ones who refuse to accept any variances to their own little strict worldviews, and judge others by this narrow rule. They're the ones who can't see the big picture, because they're so busy staring at their tiny little corner.
And the thing is...you find them EVERYWHERE. They aren't limited to a demographic, or a religion, or a location. They're online in your fandom, bitching about how their favorite character doesn't get enough screen time, or how their 'ship is better than everybody else's. They're at your kids' school, usually bitching about the teachers or other parents. They're running for office, or canceling your favorite TV show, or writing letters to anybody who will listen to them, complaining about everything under the sun.
But the thing is...we live in a pretty big world. And there are a lot of different kinds of people in it. What is so wrong with accepting the differences that occur between us and getting on with our lives? Is it really your business if the couple next door is gay? Are they hurting you? Would you want someone telling you, you can't believe in God, or Buddha, or Shiva? Our diversity makes us rich, not weak. Respecting that would make the world a much happier place.
And clearly, just trying to vocalize my feelings gets me worked up, lol. Sorry about the soapbox.
The meme's days:
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail