Color the world beautiful

Coloring the world Beautiful

I came across a photo a while back, and it resurfaced again today and it got me thinking.  Morgan Freeman’s prodigious, yet simple response to how to stop Racism.  How you ask? Stop talking about it.  It’s scary, but true. Now ok, that’s a simplified version of course, but if you understand the basic meaning that I believe Morgan Freeman is talking about, then we have a hope for change that is good.  This also could apply to so much more than racism, but let’s stay on topic.  If you want to stop racism, stop speaking about the human race as if it’s divided, instead using it as a way to celebrate people’s differences instead of segregating people.  Morgan Freeman’s argument about black history month is the perfect example.  It’s the only history I know of that has it’s own month, (though in my city I see people talking about black history month many months of the year, not only in black history month), and why shouldn’t they?  What I’m saying is that this is a very fine line here.  People asking not to be separated but would have black history contained to one month. Isn’t black history part of everyone’s history? Part of the puzzle to this so called life?  Why don’t we have white history month?  A lot of people would believe that to be racist.  I wouldn’t want to be the one to compile everything that has happened throughout time to one month for anyone. Isn’t having a black history month just as racist then?  Why is that portion of human beings having their specific history reduced to 1 out of 12 months of the year? Is there some secret code that stops people from speaking about it at other times of the year? Ok, so I’m going a bit far here, but this is what I’m talking about.  Where do we draw the line?  Kony 2012 has started a huge movement on uniting a large portion of people on this global issue.  People of all colors, upbringings, and classes.  Do we always need to be against something in order to stand together?  Now that we can see each other on a more global level than ever before, don’t we understand more than ever that there are many shades of alike-ness in the world? That we don’t have to agree on everything, but that most people can agree on some things.  We know that there are more than just primary colours and shades when it comes to art, can we apply it to life?  If you’re brave enough to mix and play with your own needs and wants with integrity, love and compassion, I believe that so many amazing and beautiful things can happen.   Someone did say that variety is the spice of life…

3 thoughts on “Color the world beautiful

  1. I love you and will support your right to say whatever you want. I look forward to you writing more and giving me a reason to get off my ass and read something.

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