This world terrifies me.
There is such hate, such ignorance, such apathy.
How can we hope for a world, dream of a world, that is better – when the people of this world, refuse to change?
How can anyone choose hate? Choose ignorance? How can someone actively choose to make the world a more difficult place to live?
And why? Why does the world choose to respond with violence? Why is it acceptable to respond to hate, with violence?
How is it that a radical, fundamental minority can have such a strong impact? And why is it that the response to hate is MORE HATE?
Instead, why not choose to educate? Why not choose to forgive? Why is it that this culture of hate, culture of fear, is acceptable?
I refuse to live in fear.
I refuse to spread hate.
I refuse to choose ignorance.
I refuse to respond with violence.
I hope for a world in which education, science, and acceptance are widespread.
Maybe I'm hoping for the impossible, but I will not give up, give in, or get out.