Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just Be Kind

Clearly I love Glee!  Love love it!  This week's episode was, in my humble opinion, the best episode to date.  Not only was the music awesome, but the story lines were awesome too.  And timely given all that has been happening with teens and young adults lately. 

This quote from Kurt has been ringing in my head.  I think there are a lot of people who feel this way.  Doubting that God might exist due to hateful, hurtful people out there.  How incredibly sad. 

[God] makes me gay and then makes His followers go around saying it's a choice, as if I'd choose to be mocked every day of my life.

I truly hope that the lost lives wake people up.  Encourage conversations.  Encourage empowerment.  Encourage kindness.  And discourage the support of hatred, meanness and mockery that happen in schools, churches, homes and clubs.  It exists everywhere.  In a variety of forms.  Phone and internet access only exacerbate matters.  Not saying something when you see or hear bullying is a silent support.  It's hard to speak up.  It's harder to know you could have saved a life...but chose instead to turn your head.  Popularity, getting back at a friend, or a joke punchline are not worth a crushed spirit or a lost life.

I love what Ellen has to say here.  I never watch her show- maybe twice a year- maybe.  But I love her sincerity.  Bullying, bigotry, and hurtful teasing happen for every reason under the sun.  It's never anything other than horrible!  There is never an acceptable excuse. 


Peachy Keen said...

I completely agree and I'm so glad and impressed with all the celebrities and role models that are stepping out and speaking up. I'm in the position of knowing one of the teens that recently took his life after bullying and I'm incredibly touched by national reaction of support.

Editor of The Dandy American said...

Ok this is long. First you are an exceptional person. It takes strength and compassion to add some positivity and thought to this world where the blind are leading the blind. I will say this, I'm not gay, nor are gay people straight. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing, we are all children of GOD and we should be treated as such. Now, I'm not blowing smoke when I say that I've grown fond of the spirit I see in you. I don't have to know you personally to enjoy you as a fellow human being. You've been so supportive of me and my blogging. Just when I've been feeling low about it and wanting to give up. Trust me it doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you for being the person you are.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Peachy Keen- I am truly so sorry for your loss! That breaks my heart. I agree that it is refreshing that the nation is rallying to support these families!

TPT- You are such a doll and I hope we get to meet over a cup of coffee one day. Thank you for the kind words. Right back at you!

LillyxxGal said...

@Peachy Keen, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope this message prevents further loss and unnecessary pain for those who are suffering and those who love them.

@Preppy Pink Crocodile, this is such an important message! I just poseted about this on Facebook and plan to write a blog as well. Ellen is also promoting a number that you can text to donate $5 to the cause and those who can't donate can re-post this video, it costs nothing to spread awareness. Kudos to you on a great blog post!

edez said...

i so agree. am currently experiencing a bit if bullying in the office, coz i just joined. i guess some people never really grow up, i just ignore them as they don't do me any good. the funny thing is i haven't done anything yet and they're so insecure and reacted to the tiniest thing, how much more if i reciprocate what they do. I guess I just have to pray for them.


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