Sunday, July 26, 2015
Putting aside differences
It seems that, despite living in a time of "acceptance", we are more black and white in our views as a society more than every before. Never before have so many people been able to share their views with so many other people like they can now with the internet and social media. Where before you may feel one way about something, you probably didn't have the opportunity or reason to tell that to other people. Now, you see a post on social media that you don't agree with and odds are your going to fire back with a response to argue it. The fact of the matter is there are 7 billion people on this earth, each and every one is individually unique and has a mind that has no exact match, and therefor no one will have your exact same opinions and views. It is for that reason that most situations or social issues really don't have black and white answers and in order to advance and move forward as a species we need to realize this as a whole; because set in stone division will get us no where. When you read a story like this one you see that you had 28 men, all from different places with different skills and interests. They didn't always agree on everything, they didn't always feel the same way about things, and they all had different emotions to different issues, but that didn't stop them from working together to do what had to be done. There is a lesson to be learned from this, you don't always have to agree with everyone around you and you don't even have to always be understanding of them, but accepting people for who they are and finding mutual ground and working together is what makes the world go round.