| ||MY COMMENTARY ON THE LATEST BLOG WILDFIRE|
I am for complete tolerance and acceptance of all people, wholeheartedly, with no judgement or bias. Just complete, unconditional acceptance and mutual respect. Mutual respect is high on my list and if a person is disrespectful to the feelings of others, then they are gone without my looking back.
A vast majority of my friends do not share the same beliefs that I do. In fact, most of them belong to the same group, what group they belong to does not matter.
Lindsay does not like shrimp. Lindsay does not like sushi. I love shrimp and sushi.
This is just one of those things that her more uniquely her. For us to pinch Lindsay's nose and wrestle her to the floor and force her to eat shrimp and admit that she likes it would not make me more fond or accepting of who she is. She is Lindsay first, and a person who does not like shrimp. Not a shrimp hater. I think it's cute how she hates shrimp. Weird and odd, but cute.
Of my friends, I admire their passion, dedication, and really really good hearts. I know my friends as beautiful people first - inside and out... and after that nothing else matters. I know them as sharing, giving, loving, laughing, caring and supportive people.
There is no need to change anybody. Everybody is going through a process of a thing called life. We gain far more by sharing and accepting what we can enjoy rather than pointing out our differences.
You are not a muslim, a jew, a mormon, a christian to me. You are not a gay person, or a black person, or a neocon, or a liberal. You are you.
I remember an awesome line from an interview with Magic Johnson. He said, someone came up to him and said early in his career, "Hey, you're Magic Johnson, the basketball player!" and he said, no, I am Magic Johnson, the man with the Magic "Johnson". No, he didn't say that, he said, "I am Magic Johnson, and I play basketball".
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