Be Tolerant, Be Respectful

There is no doubt that the current state of politics is toxic. It doesn’t matter what side you are on, it seems as if a dark, angry cloud of venom hangs over it all.

My point? None of us can claim that whatever party we happen to support is taking the moral high road. There are enough crybabies and instigators to go around.

I have brought up this reality before. So what’s different tonight?

I just want to stress tolerance.

As someone who tries to keep an open mind, I notice how social media users, whether it be a Facebook friend or a Twitter follower, chastise others for having a different opinion than them.

If someone supports a certain party or a certain candidate, it doesn’t make them a bad person. It doesn’t mean that a label needs to be thrust upon an individual. Whatever happened to respecting differences?

Have compassion and respect for those who are different than you. Even better, let your acceptance for the political views of others be underscored, either by a response or a lack of response, on social media.

We all need to do better. Don’t Blink.