Single Status Update
I found an old speech paper that I was told to speak in a school assembly section when I was in grade 9. So, I felt that I could post it so that you guys could also learn about this:
Respect. It’s something that I feel has been lost… lately. I feel like the definition of respect has been muddied a bit. Because people have a tendency to apply it only to the accomplishments that they feel are worthy of praise and admiration. But I’m talking about respect on a basic level; even if you boil it down to common human decency, it’s being lost. But the Golden Rule still applies. You still need to treat people the way that you want to be treated. And you’re seeing it less and less these days because people have an automatic tendency to assume that if someone is disagreeing with someone, they are their enemy, and they are inherently bad, and they should be fought against. It is possible to disagree with someone, but you can still respect them. You can even hate someone. You can hate and abhor their actions, they are doing terrible things and they need to be hated, but you still need to treat them with respect. We are all humans. Either we are equal and deserve to be treated as equal, or we’re not. We are not these ‘labels’, and it’s so easy to label someone. It is really easy to boil someone down to a single word or phrase, and that’s all they are, even if you’re praising them. Even if you put someone on a pedestal, or call them ‘Human Scum/Trash’, you are inherently dehumanizing them in both aspects. We are all people wandering about this world trying to figure out who we are, and we don’t deserve to get stupid ‘labels’ like these. By far, I hope you are understanding me because I am talking about the most basic human element, the one rule we all know, that we are all equal, and deserve to be treated with respect.
I don’t give a FUCK… about the color of your skin, I don’t care about which religion you guys believe in, I don’t care about your gender, I don’t care about your personal info AT ALL! The only thing I care about is about who you are. And, if we’re ever going to be more than we are right now, we have to, at the most basic, prudential level, respect each other, and it is hard in our current society. But it is so easy to take revenge or to get angry at others for no particular reason.
But each and every one of us has a new opportunity to find ourselves and to advocate the treatment of EVERYONE, as equals. Because, if you don’t have that, whats gonna become of us?
MAN, IT TOOK A HELL LOAD OF TIME TO TYPE IT DOWN!!