- Love Yourself First -
With all the misunderstanding in the world leading towards violent acts, it is hard not to bring attention to such an ordeal. I see venting and aggression through hashtags all with the intent to change the world. But we cannot change the world; we are not alive long enough to make the impact we want to see. All that we can do is influence each other and educate the younger generations.
As children we were taught valuable lessons: what we like and what we don't like. We learned to be vocal about our feelings and, most importantly, we figured out that liking something makes us feel good and to dislike equals feeling bad. While continuing our life lessons, we learned to treat others the way we want to be treated. So where did we go wrong? How is something we learned in childhood still something we haven't mastered yet?
Changing the world will only happen through loving yourself because to like equals feeling good so treating others the way you want to be treated must equal feeling better. To dislike makes one feel bad so aggression and venting will not have any positive outcome. There is no growth with complaints.
As optimistic as it might sound, I believe that the world truly is a magical place filled with good people and kindness. This firm belief stems from the positive aura I project outward into the world. Hate simply does not exist in my life because the energy I release does not allow it. If everyone used this as a source to end hate there would only be love left to give.