As I sit here daily reading everything I can get my hands on, pondering blogs to write that haven't been written. I find myself reading and understanding even more. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
1.) The diversity of people that have come together on both sides is amazing. As always when there is an issue or cause that not only effects men, women and children, but every race, creed and color we act as something we often forget we already are "Human beings".
2.) We all have the same basic needs and wants. To live a life as full as possible, free of persecution and hatred from others and to have a better understanding of our fellow humans around the world.
3.) If you talk to someone the same way they talk to you, how far will the conversation go, can you find it in yourself to try and understand their viewpoint as well as your own?
4.) Name calling and berating is really just a person calling their reflection in a mirror a name, it doesn't make you look any better it just reflects the person saying these things.
5.) People tripping or tying you up in a negative discussions are just speed bumps, their purpose is to slow you down in reaching as many people as possible. This in no way means that all lengthy discussions are a waste of time and energy, it applies to those discussions were the other person is not acting in good faith.
Just some food for thought.