No to violence!

I am getting sick and tired of all these news of violence by individuals who should know better than to inflict pain towards others. Why take the law into your own hands when you can go to the police and let them handle the situation, right? I understand majority of us don’t trust the police anymore but if we take the law into our own hands, what would become of our society? We would go back to the dark ages when every person carries something to defend himself! Do we want that to happen? I don’t. I am sure you don’t want to as well.

I am not saying that I am a saint. I must admit that I am not really kind, too. But I am a person trying to live a decent and peaceful life. I try to be patient towards others. A little patience goes a long way. Trust me. A lot of crimes are committed just because a person’s impatience got in the way. I am also trying to be considerate and sensitive towards others. It’s not easy. Some people can be assholes. But when you think about it, a little consideration, a little sensitivity, can save lives.

I remember a quote I read that goes like this… Be kind to others. Every one of us is going through a situation. Something to that effect. And you knows what? It’s true! I remember being so grouchy, touchy, and a tad more unkind towards others when my mom was sick and in the hospital fighting for her life. If someone was unkind to me that time, I don’t know what would have happened to me. I was rude to others and half the time I wasn’t even aware of it. It was only after my mom was buried when I realized just how bad I was during the period my mom was very sick. Of course, I know it wasn’t an excuse. I am not making excuses for my actions. What I am trying to say here is that half the time most people are unaware of their actions because they’re minds are elsewhere. We are all undergoing a situation and a little patience towards others, a little consideration, is the kind thing to do.

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

We should keep in mind that attitude makes a huge difference in any kind of situation. And it is something that we can always control.

Let us all say NO to violence! Let us always choose to be kind even when the other person doesn’t really deserve the kindness. It’s not for them but for our own peace of mind, anyway. And for the world to be a better place to live in for all of us.

We can start with our neighbors, you know.