It feels like we’re getting better at speaking out but not so much at listening.
In Western society as we know it, there has been such emphasis on looking out for ones’ self. “You look out for you”, “Protect yourself’, “Be careful who to trust”, as if we’re always in the right. But if everyone is always right, and only looking out for themselves, who’s left to look out for each other?…
The thing is though, we’re not always right are we? No one is always right.
We all come from different backgrounds, different experiences, different hurts, different wins, and we’ve each got our own valid perspective.
But it doesn’t end there. We don’t live alone on this planet.
At the moment, it seems our general society has forgotten how to respect anyone else’s opinion but their own.
There’s so much anger and resentment, impatience, intolerance and fear. The belief that anything that is not understood, must be an attack. It must be a threat.
It seems one can not speak openly without offending. And instead of seeking to understand and accept one another, it has become acceptable to shut people out. Without word or explanation. Without second thought. To close the door on one another because it’s easier than sorting through some uncomfortable feelings that have arisen due to a misalignment. (I remember doing that out of fear, a lot do it in anger.)
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