The Motivational Rockstarr

Live & Let Live!

Posted on: July 6, 2015

*Disclaimer: The view expressed in this blog is mine and mine alone. It is based upon my own personal truth and belief. It is not intended to support nor offend. You may not like it. You may not understand it. That’s okay…just respect it.*

There is a lot of negativity going on in the world. It seems like every day we hear of someone getting killed, corrupted, or accused of something because of their race, religion or belief. It’s not right, but America was built on the foundation of lies, deceit and corruption. The challenges we thought were conquered long ago are slowly beginning to arise yet again. Racism has reared its ugly head. Bigotry is running rampant. Our rights – our freedom – as Americans is in jeopardy of being stripped from us right in front of our very eyes.

Yet, in addition to these old wounds there are new ones: lack of education, the eclipsing of the American Dream, and homophobia just to name a few. It seems as if no one can truly live a life they feel is worth living for fear of judgment, exile, or even death. It’s sad, honestly, that we can’t be the country so many others look up to around the world. They see the glitz and the glamour that America has to offer – and yes, it is still there. What they’re not seeing is that underneath that glare that has their eyes in a daze lies a country killing itself slowly but surely.

In the past few months this is what I have been exposed to: a mass church shooting, several African-Americans lives taken at the hands of officers who swore to “protect and serve, burning churches, gays/lesbians being bashed for sampling loving someone of the same-sex, children disappearing and coming up murdered, diseases that I haven’t heard of since Oregon Trail, countries claiming bankruptcy…the list goes on and on. I’ve been paying attention, but I’ve been quiet until now. My philosophy in life is to focus on the positive. While it doesn’t eradicate the negative it does keep one’s own world tolerable. As a writer, this is great writing material. As a human, I’m disgusted with what America has become. It’s to the point that I feel like I HAVE to say SOMETHING! Not to prove a point. Not to convince or persuade. Not to claim a side. I have to place a mirror in front of everyone’s eyes so you can see – from the outside looking in – what you may be doing to someone you love…and don’t even know it.

Here’s my point of view. Every human was created to be different. We have different names, ages, experiences, DNA, life spans, careers, goals. No two humans on the face of the earth are exactly the same. Therefore no two human’s beliefs will be exactly the same. There will be disagreements between people and that’s okay. What’s not okay is when these disagreements turn into bloodshed and condemnation to hell. Not one single person breathing today has the power or authority to determine the value of another human being’s life. Yet for some reason – in 2015 – everyone wants to be the judge and jury when it comes to the current crises being faced in America today.

Some of today’s crimes are wrong: killing people in their place of worship, taking the lives of people because of their skin color, placing labels on people because of where they live or what they look like…those crimes are wrong morally and ethically. Our judicial system – if you can call it that – will take care of them. What slips through the cracks is ALWAYS picked up by karma. I’m a firm believer that if you do wrong it will come back to you. You can’t escape the fate you put out into the universe. However, we as a people – not as black/white/latino people, not as straight/gay/lesbian people,  not as Christians/Muslims/Catholic people – but we as living, breathing human beings must come together and say enough is enough!

The other differences – sexual, financial, socio-economic – are all by choice. Granted, I don’t agree with a lot of what’s out there…but I don’t judge it, either. Who am I to say you can only make a certain amount of money? Who am I to say you can only love a certain type of person? Who am I to say you can only hang with a certain crowd? Better yet…who are you to say these things as well? What happened to the live and let live philosophy? What happened to let bygones be bygones? We all have our “stuff” to deal with. It seems to me that people only attack what they understand. And what’s even funnier is they attack it based on their own “belief” (religious or what have you) that they barely understand! We are all – yes, me included – so quick to judge yet even quicker to hide our own indiscretions. It makes no sense because regardless of if you think it’s wrong, someone somewhere thinks it’s right. And their belief – their truth – is just as strong as yours. So…who’s is right?

The answer: both! Your truth is based upon your beliefs. Your beliefs are based upon your upbringing. You can’t change what’s imbedded in you. What you do have control over is your reaction towards it. If you don’t like racism, be more loving instead. If same-sex couples bother you, surround yourself with the opposite. If the financial status has you seeing the green eyed monster, try being grateful for what you already have. Keep your focus on what you want in the world and eliminate the rest. While you can’t eliminate what you wish didn’t exist you can control your exposure to it.

Bottom line, the world will never be perfect according to your ideals. For what’s perfect to one person if completely flawed to another. Racism exists. It’s sad, but only generations of spreading love instead of hate can change that. Same sex marriage exists. That’s a personal preference and you either accept it or distance from it. Different financial and socio-economic classes exists. We are the land of opportunity and if you want better, do better. Focus on designing YOUR life and stop trying to chastise and condemn others for theirs! You don’t know what led them to be where they’re at so you don’t have the right to label them as negative. Behind every action, behind every cover up, behind every person is a heart. Behind that heart is a spirit. That spirit may be confused, hurt, destroyed…who knows. But the only thing to bring that person back to love is LOVE! Focus on that, and watch our world change for the better. Leave the rest alone. It’s nothing but a bunch of distractions anyway.

Live and let live! Love and let love! The rest will work itself out!

~Rockstarr~

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