My free writing from the other day
#I hate that we live in a world where one would rather kill them self than be who they are. How could one feel so degraded to the point of such extreme measures? In a world like today, I agree that it is hard to truly be you, to be who you really are no matter who is around.
##Judgment is an unbearable factor, but with in the issue it’s self, judgment is a highly important human trait. When you look at some one, you instantly judge whether or not they are ‘good’ people. This is how humans decipher whether or not you want to talk to them or be friends with them. This is how humans choose if one is successful or unsuccessful. These judgements are all based off of appearance, but appearance can be deceiving. Some of the worst looking people, people you walk by and think ‘That guy was nasty looking, he looked like a bum’ have the most to give.
##Although we need to use our judgements to decide who we will hang out with or talk to, this does not mean we should treat people based upon our judgements. When one says something to another human, it may not seem like much to the speaker, but to the person listening it could be hurtful. Judgements are definitely ok, if they stay in your head, they are critical, but don’t judge one’s life, ones beliefs, or ones family until you have walked a mile in their moccasins.
##Everyone is going through something, or has gone through something, and when you say something, it may not mean much to you, but it could be a whole other world for the other person. Each word may not make a huge difference, but it all adds up. The person puts on a mask. You wont notice it, but they will be on their last straw, and when they break the world is to blame.
##All of this draws me back to Rachael’s Challenge. Rachael, a girl who was shot in a school shooting, is making a difference in her afterlife. She believed that a little bit of kindness could go a long way. She believed that one simple act of kindness could save some ones life; and it is completely true. That one kid you called fat, he may have diabetes. That one kid you called ugly, he may have been burned in a fire. That one kid you said has no friends may grow up to be the most successful person you will ever know. That one kid that you told to kill them self may just do it, and it will be all over. Once a life is taken, it can’t be given back. And we wonder why people think about suicide.
##If everyone could rejoice, and stop judging based upon age, sex, color, height, weight, sexual orientation, and all of those other negligible thoughts that get pushed into our heads, we could live together in a safe happy world. We are all of one whole, we are all the same on the inside; so next time you think about making fun of some one, stop and think, you have differences and things wrong with you too. Maybe you will stick up for the person being picked on, and he may not show it but i bet anything that it will mean the world to him. He will feel safer, more secure, more confident. He will feel like he has a friend, and maybe even a place in the world. You may even save a life.
##You have the power, the healing touch, you just have to use it. It takes nothing to do what others are doing, but it takes a whole lot to go against what others are doing and stand alone. When you make the right choice you will know, and you will be proud. The time is now, to start a chain reaction, and you may just save some ones life.