This Hardcore World
All of this scrolling through violent posts and bits of history, (Remember my Black history posts to date?) I`ve been inspired to turn the tide. Sure, sometimes war can create peace- when we are talking about the last ditch option to an enslaved and oppressed people group or region. But when war is a knee jerk reaction, it makes me sick.
I respect and love may that participate in battle in the hope that one day they may be called on to protect their family and country. Maybe I
m silly and young, but I havent really seen the necessity for that in the last decade or so. I think the fact that my dad grew up in Michigan (Save the trees! We cut all of ours down a century ago, and it
s cold here, so they wont grow back for another 100 years!) and my mom grew up with a complete hippie for a mother (which I love her for, as she was the first in my family to stockpile gluten free goodies for me!) I have a lot of hippie in my roots. And to clarify the matter, I mean more treehuggers than the “make love, not war” type of hippie. You know, the kind I`m not.
And sure, if you were to listen to my cousins, and most of my friends, they
d all tell you Im a hipster. It really isn
t true, promise. Sometimes, I listen to rap, Taylor Swift, and watch the new superhero movies. That is about the most main stream thing on Earth!m all about peace!
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No, I just like to do what feels right. And friendliness feels right. I dislike the thought that being peaceful is being a pathetic doormat that will let anything happen. When I think of peacefulness, I think of offering the opportunity for friendship to everyone I meet. Some people refuse, and look at me like I have five heads. Considering I live in the hopping Metropolis of DC (unofficial DC region is the same size as NY, NY; just more spread out and oddly more friendly. We even manage to be a tiny smidge less busy! Except some of the politicians. Some care, some like the position, and some are useless; but that extends beyond the political circle!)
The point I was trying to make here is that I want to be friendly to all, and give all the chance to be friendly to me. I want to be nice to people that look scary to me, and I love it when that person turns out to be the sweetest thing on Earth! It happens really often, actually. And I love that! I love that friendliness and cheerfulness open so many doors, creates so much happiness with life. And if all of that makes me a peaceful and nonaggression style of person? I think that is a pretty awesome kind of person to be.
Bloggers For Peace
So I decided that the Bloggers For Peace movement was something I wanted to jump on. What a great idea! To join, you have to
- Dedicate at least a post a month to the topic of peace
- Add a Bloggers For Peace badge
- Link your post to(I found it at TheGreenStudy) someone else in the movement (you would probably link to me, since you read about it here)
- Put instructions for others to join the group
- Link back to the main page
If you want to see my shiny new badge, it is on the right pane. It`s sharing space with my versatile blogger award now! :)