Hope in Acceptance
“I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility. Not this “In order to love you, I must make you something else”. That’s what domination is all about, that in order to be close to you, I must possess you, remake and recast you.”― bell hooks, Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies
Open your eyes to the people around you. See everyone and observe his or her “look”, features, mannerisms and color. Don’t judge others but instead appreciate and celebrate their differences. When we embrace others in a non-judgmental way and are curious and inquisitive we foster friendships and learn a lot of interesting things.