Exist Loudly

Acceptance

hate
1. to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
2. to be unwilling; dislike: I hate to do it.

I don’t understand that word. To feel extreme aversion for something…I know I say I hate a certain co-worker but if she were bleeding in a ditch, I’m human enough to offer help. I really don’t hate her, but don’t appreciate how she gets by on her looks when prettier women before her have had to work twice as hard. Sure, on a bad day, I do wish she’d trip and fall out of her righteously expensive car and scrap a knee but I would never wish death on her. I would even sit and have drinks with her at a bar which I’ve done, but she’s not the 1st person I call when I want to grab an after work drink.

I stumbled onto a kick ass blog through CNN today and when I watched the video above, I was moved to tears. I just don’t understand hate. How can one person hate another for whom they choose to give their love too. I was bullied in school, but I can’t even compare the bulliness I received to those that my LGBTQ friends have received and still receive.

I look at my friends and wonder how someone could hate them because they are nothing but some of the most positive people on the planet. So full of love, so full of beauty, and so full of positive universal energy that they are my ray of sunshines on a cloudy day.

So this video and this blog post is dedicated to all of those that don’t feel accepted…as the song says, “When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change cause you’re amazing, just the way you are. And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile.”

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