I truly believe that we are not born with hatred; it is taught to us. Society teaches us the ‘rules’ of our cultures. Unfortunately, one of the biggest things taught – whether intentional or inadvertently – is bullying.
Often, when we are angry, we lash out. We get frustrated and become REactive instead of PROactive. Once communication breaks down and physical responses are chosen without thought, This is when our actions speak louder than our words. This is when children learn either through observation or first-hand experience that as long as one is bigger and stronger, then they are dominate. This is often the reason you see children from abusive homes causing disruptions in school. I think we can do better, and that we can raise our children to be better than us.
Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
The Bible states: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Mother Theresa said: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
The Prophet Mohammad said: “The best among you is the one who doesn’t harm others with his tongue and hands.”
The Dalai Lama said: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
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