This is a message that can be viewed in multiple ways. Some may choose to view it as a political statement with a progressive charge to action to leave those who are hell bent on inaction. Others may choose to view this as an encouraging or inspirational rally to believe in yourself. Inalienably there will always be those who choose to view it as an opportunity to criticize and condemn as an attempt for attention and/or validating acknowledgement of their own unrealized and unaccepted potential.
There are other facets of perceptions one may gain from this message, but however and whatever you receive from what I have to say, I would like to know your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Although I do ask you to understand what you’re saying, because you may reveal more than you intend by what you say, whether it is good or bad.
I was asked by a friend if I ever felt like throwing my hands up in surrender when I encounter some of the ‘interesting’ people who submit negative comments on my blog. The quick and brief answer to that is Yes, but I can’t.
I know that I’m not obligated or even paid to write everyday, but I feel that I have something positive to contribute and to gain. Not all negative comments are bad; some are just disagreements on basis of ones ideology, socialization, education and comfort level. Even the nasty ones is good evidence of that. For me to give up on people means giving up on being disappointed when they do not live up to their potential. It’s too easy to become complacent and cynical with people and life. But why should that stop me from doing what I believe is right?
It is dangerous for any of us to lose hope in the ability of people to change. Much of the hatred, violence and dissent we witness in the world and within our own life are the result in the misguided intentions. We validate the relevance of these things when we become complacent when they occur or silent in fear of challenging what we know isn’t true.
We will get no where if we continue to wait on the unsocialized to become civilized. Change will never be conclusive regardless of how inclusive you strive to be, someone will always oppose you in what you’re trying to achieve. That’s fine, because it is a test of your commitment. Do you believe what it is you’re saying? Can you stand alone on your words? Many will say they can, but you can tell if that’s true or not by what they say and do.
You got to learn how to dream beyond the confines of your opposition’s imagination. Someone will always say “You Can’t” or “You Shouldn’t”. Change and even reform will always be uncomfortable to those who are content remaining in the narrow confines of their own perceptions. Although we may care about their well-being we can not allow their inabilities to limit the possibilities.
When you do what you’re suppose to be doing and quit worrying about everyone else, the truth will always remain after the commotion and the confusions of your opposition begins to fall. A bit of advice my parents told me is that ‘a lie can’t stand on it’s on for long’, the truth will always prevail. So whatever it is positive you’re doing you can’t stop, because your opposition won’t stop. Don’t let anyone or anything hold you down.