Just stop doing it.
It’s not helpful. It’s not heroic. It’s not edgy. It’s not groundbreaking. It’s not revolutionary.
It’s stupid. It’s small-minded. It’s ignorant. Worst of all: it’s counter-productive.
Stop justifying things based on an either/or, us versus them mindset. Let go of the hatred and the fear, at least long enough to realize who it actually is you should be fighting. At least that long.
Stop making snap decisions - don’t spread aggression. If you spread aggression, ask yourself why you are spreading aggression. Ask yourself what the targets of the aggression feel when they receive it.
Question all of your beliefs. Question your morality. Question your ties to history, to family, to society.
Think before you speak. Think before you type.
Do not make assumptions about other people. Assumptions are likely to be misleading.
One post does not display the whole of the person behind it. Neither does one word.
Violence begets violence. It begs for violence. Violence feels good - but does it feel good to the victim?
Imagine yourself in the position of others. Imagine being scared. Angry. Frightened. Imagine their life.
Imagine your life. How scared have you been in your life? How angry? Imagine that everyone else feels just like that. They all experience the exact same fears and hatreds, joys and loves.
Belief does not define someone. Action does. Words can be actions. Actions can be words. They do not have to be.
Treat people with respect - especially when they are aggressive.
Trust in a better future. Trust in better humans. Work for a better future. Help build better humans.
Use your mind for better. Use your life to make the world better. Even if it’s just one person at a time - you can make the world better. You can choose to make the change.
Or you can remain angry. Filled with hate. Afraid.
The choice is absolutely up to you.
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