‘obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, and intolerant towards other people's beliefs and practices.’
You are bigoted.
But I’m sure you don’t think of yourself that way. You might even take offence to it
So am I.
We reserve the term ‘bigot’ for those who hold strong opinions that are different from ours.
Being a capitalist is bigotry. Being a socialist is bigotry. But the capitalists just say they are smart and that the socialists are bigoted, and the socialist just say they are right and the capitalists are bigoted.
The question is not whether we are bigoted, we all are in some form, it’s whether we are aware of the fact we are bigoted.
Awareness allows us to act in spite of rather than act because of our bigotry.
Awareness allows us compassion, which allows us to move beyond our bigotry.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.
Recently I was watching a video of our Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, speaking about women’s suffrage.
Have you ever seen someone driving a car you want, running a business you want, in a relationship you want, ***insert any reason in here*** and been jealous of them and wished you had that?
This past year has been tough in many ways.
When you know, you know.
“Never give up,” I’m sure you’ve heard that.
You’ve got two options..
“You’ll pay more, but you’ll get more than you paid for.”
How often do you hear the statement, ‘there just aren’t enough hours in the day”?
This is the first blog I’ve written since my cousin Matthew was killed flying a helicopter a few weeks ago.