We watched “42” last night. It was interesting to see the Jackie Robinson Story. It was weird to see the prejudice that was so prevalent in America against skin color. Sadly, prejudice still abounds in the United States today. Racial tensions haven’t gone away There is prejudice against gays. There is a divide between the rich and the poor. There is a growing divide between those that believe in religion and those that believe in science. Outside of the US there is a huge divide between Muslims and Jew/Christians.
Why do we all have the need to put ourselves above others. The strangest form of intolerance is in my own life. I like to feel I am better than those that are less tolerant because I am more tolerant. I’m just a hypocrite.
I also like to poke fun at those that believe they are superior because they know what fork to use at a formal dinner and how to bow to the queen. I believe I am justified when I ridicule this archaic practice of feel being refined. I am definitely being a hypocrite when I disrespect them because the don’t respect that people following the traditions of the English royalty.
Here I am growing up in the most free society ever established and I have a long list of things I feel justified in being intolerant.
Hopefully you are doing better than me.
I need to work on being more tolerant.