This post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour, a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. I’m posting this Friday before sundown to be part of Saturday’s hop. So starting Saturday, the blog featured before mine is “http://www.rhiannonpaille.com/” The blog featured after mine is the fascinating “http://www.karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com” Do stop by and say hello plus some of us are having giveaways and contests. Enjoy!
So now for the subject of People Who Turn Me Off
I’m not a narrow-minded person. I like all kinds of people from all walks of life. But there are two things that some people do that really turn me off. The first is to act like they are better than others. That makes me kinda crazy. When someone lifts his/her nose at the sight of someone who is handicapped, or of a different race, or poor, or overweight, or of a different religion, I feel like slapping them. There is no excuse for that kind of behavior. And in fact,though I consider all humans to be of the same value, those who are haughty aren’t as good as the ones they look down on.
The other thing that someone can do to really turn me off, is to abuse others. Parents who beat children, husbands who beat wives, siblings who beat their siblings, bullies at school. People who beat animals. Their goals are to make the ones they are beating submissive. They don’t pick on people who can fight back. Instead, they choose those whom they know they can easily abuse without getting hurt themselves.
Notice that what I’m saying is that the behavior is the problem. Humans are all made out of the same material. We all come into the world in the same way. Some don’t get the same opportunities as others. Some are born with handicaps. Some are born in poor families. Some are born with a lower intelligence. None of those things make any one of us less than. I am just as valuable as any politician, actor, sports star, millionaire, or beauty queen, though I hold none of those titles.
I do believe that, for the most part, people can change, though they may need help to do so. The question is, are they willing to change? Could Charlie Manson change? Not by himself. It would take more than what he has on his own to change. Is he less than me? No. He is everything that I don’t want to be. But, there but for the grace of the Father, go I.
Here is a list of all the participants of today’s Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour:
1. Shelley – http://bookfare.blogspot.com/
2. Totsy – http://totsymae.com/
3. Janu – http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com
4. Shaeeza – http://shaeeza.blogspot.com/
5. Dora – http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
6. Corinne – http://www.everydaygyaan.com
7. Rhiannon – http://www.rhiannonpaille.com/
8. Ryder – https://ryderislington.wordpress.com/
9. Karen – http://www.karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com-
10. Dora – http://blogaliciousauthors.blogspot.com/