A Plea for Compassion

I don’t know what to think any more. Everything that I was taught about decency and honesty and fair play seem to have been thrown out. I hesitate¬† to post this because I’m sure there will be people that will use this as an excuse to try to advance their pet theories and or candidates. I don’t want to hear it. I just want people to be decent and respectful of others. You don’t have to agree with someone to be nice to them.

Everyone doesn’t have to believe the same things or have the same goals. The world would be a much poorer place if that was the case. We used to be able to have civil discussions about our differences but it seems that lately no one wants to listen to anything that anyone else says. And when you do listen, more often than not all that any says are personal attacks. Things like “How could you be so stupid to think that?” There is no discussion of facts or even agreement to peacefully disagree.

It is hard to live in a world where I’m afraid to voice my opinions because of the hateful personal attacks they might arouse from strangers. This is no way to live. This is not freedom. This is not democracy. Look deep in your heart and find some compassion. Think about how the other person feels about a situation. Hold a rational discussion based on facts. You might learn something. So might they. You will both feel better about each other.