The new president of the U.S.A. has made a very controversial decision bringing a clash once again to the american people and not only.
This video gave me an idea of the situation all the way from Greece.
Another thing this video gave me is an idea of the peoples reaction to this decision, from the comments below. Let me explain.
For starters, I don’t want to take sides, that’s not why I’m bringing this up. I’m not here to convince your towards one side of the other. To be quite honest, I get both sides.
Now I know what you’re thinking. As soon as I say something like that, anger may be starting to pop up. Oh, how dare she agree on keeping Muslims outside the boarder. Or, how dare she believes bringing possible terrorists in is a good idea.
See, that exact anger is what I want to emphasize in today’s blog.
I know it may seem difficult, and I know it may seem absurd, but like they say, the best way to defeat your enemy is to get to know them better. Now paint a picture for me. Imagine you’re having a conversation with someone who believes closing the boarders was a good idea while you believe otherwise. You’re immediate response often might be anger, disgust, depreciation. But imagine if that person you are having a conversation with may have lost a loved one from a terrorist attack. It changes the picture, doesn’t it?
Now imagine the opposite, that you agree on closing the boarders. Imagine all the hard working Muslim families already in the U.S. with family members abroad who can now not visit them because of the this ban. I actually happened to have Indian neighbors back when I was living in the U.S.A. We were best friends back then.I can only imagine how they may feel in a time like this.
In conclusion, all I’m trying to say is I believe things would be a lot better if every person in turn at least tried to show compassion to people with opposite believes. Even if that person doesn’t show compassion back, be compassionate about the fact that that person can’t show compassion back. Maybe he doesn’t know any better.
And if this may seem like too difficult a task, try this video about how to love anyone:
“A person who truly understands love could love anyone. True love isn’t specific in in its target, it doesn’t fixate on particular qualities, it’s open to all of humanity. Even, and in a way especially, it’s less appealing examples.”