the Infinite Monkey speaks: on barriers
Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…
We say we believe in equal rights and demonstrate this by tearing down barriers for others. Yet we still leave up gates to protect what we believe we earned or deserve and fear others may access or take away. Sometimes these gates are words. Sometimes they are the policies we support. And sometimes they are even religious beliefs.
– Trina Bartlett
A Country Road, a Locked Gate and Barriers to Endless Possibilities
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This is very true of many of us. We hide behind our ideas of morality and being “right,” yet we exclude others who are different from ourselves. We insulate ourselves from each other because we are afraid.
I agree – most of us, if not all of us, do this in one way or another. I think this is one of the cases where we don’t see ourselves very clearly; we think other people do this, but not us. When in reality, we are doing the same thing.
On a different note, I sure hope your December has been good so far! I wonder how you all are feeling in Texas, weather-wise. Around here it’s been slightly cold every now and then, and then slightly warm now and then. Very mild weather to say the least!