In this world, there is pain and hate. People get killed for being different. Women get shunned for speaking up against their attackers, for being at the wrong place at the wrong time, for calling attention to themselves. Innocent people get locked up for years for crimes they did not do while those with blood on their hands get a slap on the wrist.
In this world, there is war and death and torture. I see people willing to go over to hate filled groups because they feel that the world owes them something but never receive it, so they take it out on everybody in their violent hatred, because they believe that such a thing can scare us into submission.
In this world, there’s potential for violence. I see people skirt through the streets, eyeing each other furtively, hoping it’s not their day to die. But there’s also potential for love and peace. For every violent act, there’s always a group of people rising up and holding hands, strong against those determined to break them down. We have our differences, that’s true. I don’t think we’ll always see eye to eye on certain things, especially in politics, religion, and sexual preference. But I think it’s possible to set our differences aside, even if it’s for a little while and see we’re all human beings. We are all individuals looking for love, acceptances, peace, and safety to be who we want to be in this world. Things that everyone else is trying to find.
In this world, I’d like to see us stop hating. Stop hating for mundane things that we shouldn’t be hating for. Instead, I’d like for us to set outside our hate and grudges and support each other as humans. Mourn those who fell, cry for those who are suffering. Because they’re suffering just as we are suffering. They have people who care for them. Brothers, sisters, friends, lovers. I don’t know if the hate can completely stop in my lifetime, but at least we can make some progress.