I implore people to not let their view of others be so harshly influenced by the actions of a few radicals on either side of the many issues we face in the world; or by the endless stream of twisted or outright fake news from either extreme.

Memes are not the answer to everything. Political memes from either side are most often twisted partial truth or outright lies. They are designed to provoke knee-jerk gut reaction’s and inflame tempers and sadly they work very well. People read them and believe what they read instantly because it resonates with what they want to believe. They pass it on as a fact and it becomes fact in the minds of many people who never bother to check it out.
Whether it be politics, religion, race, or whatever, pause before you post a knee-jerk reaction to someone’s post on Social Media. Think and research instead of spewing hate filled nasty comments that make you sound worse than what you’re complaining about. Sharing facts that are well documented and links that explain the other side of the issue logically are much more effective at getting people to think.
Rather than condemning those around you who have a different mindset on issues, have real conversations with them about the reasons; share your reasons and thoughts with them. Why is that so much to ask?
Both sides of most all spectrums have small factions that act very dishonorably or violently, and both sides have many many good kind people. Do not judge a whole group on the actions of a few.
Personally, I so much enjoy and love my friends and family from all the political parties and walks of life, not because of your politics, race, or religion; but rather because of the goodness in each person.
I just wish that everyone would agree to disagree agreeably. What can I say, I’ve always been a dreamer. So much so that my birthday wish since I was a child blowing out candles was that the world could experience peace and people would get along and be happy.

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