We are different … ask any one who has a sibling or a parent … and expecting us to all be the same is the precursor for disaster, thankfully though, of different magnitudes.
This one reason alone is the most significant reason for us … all of us … to change our thinking … the perceiving and judging that sets us apart from each other … and for some, makes them feel so rejected and so alone in their pain of rejection that they are attracted to those who are pained enough to want to inflict their pain on others.
First the marginalized … the ones made to feel not right … whether in families, schools, communities, or work environments … are drawn to other marginalized people they identify with and whom they naively and falsely believe have their best interests at heart. In time, the newly marginalized realize other marginalized people cannot and will not fill the emptiness as they discover broken people can’t fill the voids and the pain they all feel.
Looking for relief, they then look to the radicalized who have moved well beyond the marginalized with the intent for change … sometimes good and positive … but unfortunately, unrelenting pain often crashes with more unrelenting pain and radicalization turns dark … into revenge for people not feeling valued … respected for who they are as unique individuals and their unique beliefs that are not meant for harm, but just reflect different beliefs … and as a result, they unleash their rejection upon others … lashing out in many ways … verbal, cyber, character, and physical assaults including terrorist attacks on those, or anyone else, whom they believe prevented them from living a unique life inside the safety gates of the collective … the non-marginalized.
If we want to stop abuse, violence, terrorism … we have to get to the root of what causes them … prejudice. Prejudice can be based on truth or ignorance and yet still be prejudice … the precursor that marginalizes people … and that for some … radicalizes them to inflict pain for pain … joining gangs, mobs, and terrorist groups.
The answer really is much more simple than our complex world would like us to believe. Simply by “Connecting these Dots” to see the big picture and then applying “The RESPECT PRINCIPLE,” to address the details of prejudice, we can adapt and be inclusive by recognizing each person is valuable as the unique individual they are … we can begin to inhibit and one day stop the marginalization process that one, keeps people from realizing their contributive potential, and two, keeps humanity from developing past its prejudicial history that imprisons us all and limits our economic success.
March 2, 2015
KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
The RESPECT SPECIALIST & PEACEMAKER … Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration!
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