Is there any reason why I shouldn't be friends with a black guy or a Muslim? Is there any reason why I shouldn't be friends with a big dog, a rat or a fox? Because one has been said to attack somebody once? Well, no, that's not a good enough reason. There's no doubt that somebody my height, my colour, my shape attacked somebody once. That doesn't make me bad. I can be a friend wherever I find a friend, regardless of what clothing, skin or body that someone is wearing. Is there any reason why this is wrong? No. Not at all.
Just because we believe it has always been done, doesn't mean we should continue to do it. Change is necessary for betterment. If something having been the case in history should be a case for it to continue, then let rape continue, let murder continue. There was a time when we were torturous, terrible monsters to our own, a time when we treated other human beings with the darkest of disgrace. In this present day it's difficult to comprehend that we were ever so cruel. Likewise, there will be a time in the future when we reflect on having been so cruel to other creatures. For the time being we are lost somewhere, defying the truth that deep down we know. We hide, we turn a blind eye, we conceal and contain the horror, we try to justify the crimes that we commit upon beautiful, gentle and innocent creatures. Consciousness IS developing, narrow minds ARE opening, conscience IS growing, compassion IS expanding, Man IS evolving and there IS hope and drive to vanish the shame that is the slaughterhouse.
We are beautifulWhen we know the real depth of beauty. We are rich When we want what we have and not much else. We are strong When we needn't prey on the innocence of others. We are honest When we face the lies we tell ourselves. We are wise To remember the limits of our wisdom. We are great When we realise how small we really are. We are smart When we overcome that which divides us. We are friends When we care for each other, near or far. We are loving Only when our love knows no boundaries. We are kind When we let our conscience be our guide. We are selfless When we forsake ourselves for others. We are truly ALIVE When BY LIFE we abide.
Words can carry all the calibre of knives and guns. Don't think they don't. Their usefulness or value depends upon the character of the user, the nature of the intention and the accuracy of the aim. Think before you speak and speak with a clear and honorable purpose. Be kind when you should be kind, and when you shouldn't be kind, be calm.