I’m not the type of person who needs to demand respect. I give respect and I often get respect in return. It has proven valuable and essential to my growth as a person. The road to respect is give and take.
But I noticed that respect seems to be diminishing from society as a whole. Over the past year there has been a lot of hate being shared.
But why? People are allowed to have differing views. It’s what life is about. My concern isn’t about having an opposing view with someone else. What I find truly saddening is how people react to an opposing view: Cruel internet memes. Racist or sexist slurs. Even violence. None of it is needed.
I may not agree politically with a friend. However, I will share the information I have with them to help explain my viewpoint and hope that they would do the same. It’s about respect.
Now, the other day I was treated to a fantastic lunch. I enjoyed a Peanut Butter Bacon Burger. Delicious in a strange way.
The planet is full of Peanut Butter as well as Bacon Burgers. Both of which are delicious on their own. Some people like bacon and others like peanut butter. Put them together and you have a blend that works. A taste that stays in your mouth long after you’ve eaten it. Somehow together they taste wonderful.
Like opposing views. They may clash most of the time, but when you can work through your opinions it can create a better place.
Society needs to be more like a Peanut Butter Bacon Burger.