I am being challenged daily by the treatment I receive and how I feel about the treatment of others around me…simply based on the fact that we all deserve to be treated fairly…justly…HUMANELY. So this is a crisis and not just with the ever popular race related police shootings, but in the world…in life….at work…at home…everywhere. What I was always told is to treat people the way you want to be treated and I do try my best to “be smart and be kind”(as I tell my daughter this every day when I drop her off), unfortunately there are people who make this so hard on so many different levels.
Humanity is defined as: the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.(dictionary.com)
Humane is defined as: 1. characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals; 2. acting in a manner that causes the least harm to people or animals. (dictionary.com)
Clearly everyone deserves to be treated with kindness, but that is not what happens daily. I am teaching myself that this is a learned behavior for most and usually do to some unfortunate circumstance in that person’s life they treat others inhumanely. Now, no one person is perfect and I do thank those who are rude and in-compassionate (not my true choice of words), because they are a part of my growth. Be clear, not everyone grows from such treatment and understandably so when you are constantly having dirt thrown at you, until you eventually are buried..struggling just to breath. Do me a favor…you…yes you…the kind one…the compassionate one..pick them up and help them brush that dirt off and keep moving. Make sure to let that person know that the unkindness and rudeness is a direct reflection of who the other person is and has nothing to do with them(you, me). They are irrelevant, that past experience is irrelevant. If they can’t join into the kindness party..the compassionate party…the humane party…they must go. NO matter how much that person degrades you and mistreat you…you just smile and say “Thank you”, “Be blessed”, “you have a wonderful day”. This may confuse them simply because they want you to join them in the “rudeness party”, but they are not having fun at this party.
Now, when I say I need a time out…I mean just that…everything I shared above is what I know. Daily I am challenged by situations(that is for lack of choosing not to give too much attention the people/place) and daily I wonder why they continue to treat me like shit. What I was told and what I am always told by the beautiful people/souls around me is that they are trying to dim my light. They don’t like the beautiful light of my soul, my presence, my kindness. Well I never think of myself in that way, however I know that I am here for a greater purpose and those beautiful souls make me feel real good about the person I am and the person I am becoming. In short I need a time out, because I am finding my self struggling not to tell these people about themselves, although I figure it won’t matter. It won’t matter because they have been this way for the entirety of the time I have known them, so clearly they could care less. This is a crisis everywhere in the world…in a home, a job, a store, on a street, on a bus, on a train, on a plane, on a highway. We(the kind and humane) must spread positivity and peace, as best we can, trying not to participate in the inhumane treatment of others. Hold them accountable for their actions and if this where you work…take note and speak to someone who will be able to assist you(not gossip) in your challenge. Not everyone is aware or see the wrong in their actions.
humanity. (n.d.). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved July 27, 2016 from Dictionary.com websitehttp://www.dictionary.com/browse/humanity
humane. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved July 27, 2016 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/humane