Are "You" Part Of The Great Divide?

Over the past couple of weeks not only has the United States been in some turmoil but I've also been having some very interesting conversations with people in and outside of my community.

One of those conversations was about the division of color in America today.

With that being said I wanted to make a short post and just share with you some of my thoughts on this topic.

Sure these thoughts may not be popular and for some of you reading this I understand if this is the last post of mine you read, but none the less here are my thoughts on this topic.

Why can't "All Lives Matter" and we all just be "Americans"?

I think what so many people seem to forget is that as long as we continue to "Divide" or "Segregate" ourselves this will continue to be a problem.

So why do we keep doing it?

Is it because...

  • You were born this way?
  • You were raised this way?
  • This is all you've ever known?

I'm sure it could be for any number of reasons, but my point is it the reasons? or are they excuses so you don't have to do the personal work to change?

The reason most people don't want to do the personal work to change is that well, it's hard and it takes a lot of looking inside of ourselves and sometimes coming face to face with demons we didn't know we had or maybe we wanted to pretend we didn't have.

But with that being said I believe it is really the only true way we can end this problem.

One reason I think this idea can work is that when I served in the military they didn't see color, what they saw were soldiers.

It didn't matter what color you were or what race you were you were a soldier. Period, end of the story.

When we lined up in battle it didn't matter the person's color or race or really even if you liked them or not personally.

What mattered was when the bullets were flying they put their life in my hands and I put my life in their hands to make sure we both came out of this situation together.

If we can do it there, then I know we can do it in the civilian world too.

I think Morgan Freeman summed it up pretty well in this video I saw a long time ago.

The clip below is less then two minutes but I think if you are willing to watch it, it will have an impact on you and your life.

What do you think? 

(leave me a comment below with your thoughts on the video.)

My hope is that one day we will be able to get to a place where we are all just "American's".

A place where your color or race doesn't matter.

A place where each person is evaluated by their character and merit.

Is that so hard to do my friends?

I don't think so, but first of all, we need to stop blaming everyone else and we have to take responsibility for ourselves.

We have to be willing to do the hard work to change ourselves.

Then, and only then will we be able to lead our lives as an example to others and make a permanent change for the better.

This is my hope for everyone who reads this that we can change ourselves and in turn lead permanent change in our world today.

It won't be easy, but I know it will be worth it.

I have faith in each and every one of you who reads these words that you can do this and I hope you will accept this challenge. 

Start this change within yourself, then start to change the world where you stand, and let's watch the ripple effect of this one small idea.

Just think what the future could hold for all of us from reading and applying, just this one post.

Make me proud my friends, because I know if you made it this far in this post that you can make this change in your life and I know you can make this happen!!

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1 comment:

  1. “ white history “ that’s what’s wrong
    not right - we live in America, God made all of us
    All everyone of us - some are baked a little longer than others, so stop pissing and moaning and more forward - senseless