I’m frustrated at all the posts I’ve seen lately on websites, forums, Facebook, any other platforms that urge, challenge, or dare readers to think, do, believe what they want. Sure, we’d all like it if no one disagreed with us in any way, shape, or form. The problem is, that’s just not how it works.

We need to remember that we are not the only good guys. For every war that America has been part of, there was at least one other side seeing their soldiers as the good guys battling for what they thought was right. To any and everyone who’s been posting, commenting, praying, whatever, to make other people think and believe the same way they do because they think that is the only way life and the world will ever get better, get over it. We need to stop trying to change anyone else, and focus on changing our individual selves to be able to have a world we can all live in.

Want everyone to get along? Start getting along your own danged self.

Black Lives Matter

I grew up believing everyone was equal, and that the solution for anyone who wasn’t treated equally was to start treating them equally. During all these years, I’ve known Black people have never been treated the same as white people in this country, but thought that if I tried to be as unbiased as possible, I was doing all that I could.

I was wrong.

It’s not enough to think that because one person doesn’t treat another as any different from themselves, that equality has been met. It’s not even the tiniest bit met.

If you’ve never personally experienced what Black people have to live with every day of their lives, please take some time to watch the following conversation between three friends, none of which is afraid to ask or answer difficult questions. We’ve got a long, long way to go before the problems of racism, hatred and ignorance are.

Here’s hoping it gets a little closer.

All Work No Play with Khary Payton

EDIT: This did not post the way it was supposed to. In fact, it didn’t post at all. So, very, very belatedly, here it is.