Insisting on being, saying, doing unkindness is your choice.
It isn’t as though you are a perfect human, and therefore should be raised up as the shining example of behavior for all of humankind to emulate.
Far from it, the hatefulness you spew, from your own well of emptiness,
is a potent example of everything humankind needs, deserves, chooses to abhor.
Making a difference, inspiring change is not about pulling others down with whom you disagree,
joining with others as small-spirited as you yourself
to poke fun together at those who dare to take a stand for the hope of all.
We are not in middle school anymore. Act like it.
When there is a difference of opinion, there is a divide between us.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The distance is less of a problem than it is a safety net.
When my explanations to you are met with dismissal, and you can only keep expounding your views (which views I disagree with), that divide becomes more and more a safety zone
instead of an intellectual difference – a divide I increasingly wish to never, ever cross.
I don’t ask you what your reasons are. I believe that I understand them, and I respect that you hold those views – and I respect YOU. I have not challenged you to change your views with my facts (which you discount as valid, anyway). WHY are you compelled to challenge me?
I can love you without having to agree with you on every issue.
Why do you say hurtful things to me when you are frustrated that I have not come around to your way of thinking? When I retreat from you rather than continue to argue with you?
I do not insult you.
Have you come to the conclusion that those demons inside you that cannot be drowned (because they know only too well how to swim) must be desiccated to death in the desert instead?
I don’t want to need so much safety
Please stop widening the chasm between us