Hello all! Welcome back!
We are going to switch gears this week to something a little more personal. Over the past two months that I have been in college (yes it has been two months), I have not only realized the importance of health and mental wellness but also the importance of personality wellness.
Having good personality wellness is the idea of having a supportive, positive personality. Being someone who inspires other people to be better. If this isn’t a term that has been coined then I will take the credit for it. After having a few rough weeks at school, I have some things I would like to get off my chest.
**Disclaimer** If this turns into a rant, I apologize. None of this is supposed to express any political opinion.
Growing up, I was taught to accept people for who they were no matter their race or religion. The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” being a motto of acceptance for me. This is just purely from my observations because for the first time in my life I have been accused of some of these outrageous assumptions without people taking the time to get to know me. And this has been an eye-opening experience that people have been treated as bad or worse than I have in the past two months.
It feels like we live in a world of hate and ignorance where people assume things are true without looking to see if it is true or not. Everyone is against each other and the world is falling apart. In times where we should be together, we are nothing but separated or alone.
Assume. Let’s break that word down into what it actually means. “Ass of U and Me”.
Just because someone is white, it doesn’t mean they are racist. Just because they are Asian, it doesn’t mean they are smart. Just because someone is Muslim, it doesn’t mean they are a terrorist. Just because someone is a Christian, it doesn’t mean they are trying to convert you. Just because someone who is overweight or has an eating disorder, it doesn’t mean they are bad people. Just because someone is part of the LGBTQ+ community(Apologies if I missed any letters), it doesn’t mean they are weird. People are letting either the majority or the less than 1% rule what they think about entire groups. Racism and discrimination go both ways and it is not just between blacks and whites. There is A LOT of gray. Just because someone is part of a minority, doesn’t mean they are the victim and just because they are part of a majority, doesn’t mean they are guilty.
Just because someone doesn’t participate in walk-outs or protests, doesn’t mean they don’t support the cause. Maybe they don’t want to participate in anything political, or maybe they were busy, or maybe they didn’t know about it, or they don’t agree with the complete argument. You don’t know what other people have gone through to make themselves feel a certain way so don’t judge them for not agreeing with you. Because people have their own opinions and their opinions are valid. If there is one thing that people are actually entitled to, it is their opinion.
My point in all of this is that there is a lack of love in this world. At least, from what I have seen. The amount of hate exchanged between people is absolutely horrifying. Who cares about what other people think or what celebrities think, you do you. Live YOUR best life. Because you’re not living anyone else’s life but yours (unless you believe in reincarnation which is cool too). This is something I’m struggling with too but hopefully, we can work on it together. Let’s start a movement of kindness and love rather than a movement of hate, assumptions, and ignorance.
This is where personality wellness comes into play again. Have a good personality. Don’t degrade people for disagreeing with you, accept them with open arms. Love people for who they are because odds are they aren’t going to change. If you don’t understand something, get off the couch and go learn about it. If people actually took the time to understand others, a lot of conflicts would be solved before going any further. Love people with your whole heart because everyone needs a little love every day. Love people on their good days and their bad days. Be a personal cheerleader for everyone including yourself. But above all, be someone who you can look back upon and be proud of. Someone who brought everyone up, not just a certain group of people but the entirety of people. We are all the same with a little something different here and there which makes us unique. Embrace relationships, don’t discourage them. And BE OPTIMISTIC! And together, maybe we give the world a little more love and take away some of the hate.
That’s all. See you next time.
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