It didn’t take long for me to figure out that it wasn’t wrong or bad to think that a person who assumes they are favored, obliged, smarter, of better breeding, more popular, wealthier – better – is not possible, not true, and certainly far from reality. No one person is ever better than anyone else. Period.
For this reason, no one is ever right in pushing what they believe down my throat. I have the same red blood coursing through my veins, I require food and water and sleep, I eliminate waste and yearn to procreate just as much as the next person – or any other living thing on Earth when it comes right down to it. I do not assume that I know what’s right for another person, and resent it when someone assumes that only what they believe is the right way to believe.
You know, the founders of this country based the tenets of freedom on the ability to believe in whatever and however each individual may choose. To complete the thought, they included in this freedom the absolute right not to believe in anything anyone else says is true.
If you think about it, it makes sense. Once you respect your own right to believe the way you choose for yourself, you will then respect everyone else’s right to choose as well. Your arguments become based on the fundamental right of free will and free choice and are filled with thoughtful, reasoned, logical points. Left behind are the weak, emotional arguments and tactics that only rile, upset and enrage.
I’m going to impose my values on you now by saying that there is one word that you should eliminate from your vocabulary: Should.
Think about it.