Society has a funny was of proving whats ‘right’ to me. I mean, I disagree with some of the standards of society and what is expected of people. I find that there is nothing more beautiful then the natural kindness of the human being. We are educated from such a young age, for the rest of our lives about safety, that we forget the natural beauties and kindness that is often found in the ‘dangerous’ situations we are taught about.
For example, it was just last night that I found myself guilty of feeling uncomfortable in a completely natural situation that involved nothing but a kind conversation with a stranger. Being approached from strangers in public places in the dark is always considered as a sign of stalking, pedophilia or an abduction, when really all it can be is two people talking. I will admit it was a bit awkward and out of the blue the way my best friend and I were approached. It was as simple as sitting in Red Rooster when another customer (older man) waiting, asked how we were. Think out of society’s standards and ask yourself, how is this ‘wrong’? It’s not. Obviously if he said something inappropriate or approached us in an inappropriate way, then yes it wouldn’t be acceptable; however it was just an act of kindness, the kind of kindness we are taught isn’t okay. What breaks my heart about this, is that people can take it the completely wrong way because of what we are taught, experienced or have heard about.
There are so many examples where society’s standards stand in the way of natural beauty. We are surrounded with so much negativity that we often forget about the beautiful people in the world, and not just the villains we see on television or in movies. Safety is obviously put in place for protection, but I believe it’s blocked the way of being confident in meeting new people and experiencing new places.
I live for touching or helping people in some kind of way, whether its changing a whole life or creating happiness in someones day, so why did I feel insecure when someone was only trying to do this to me? There is nothing wrong with spreading kindness and love, in fact there is nothing more satisfying.
We are only human, so don’t always be a stranger. Try to make a difference in someone’s day. Whether it’s a positive gesture of small conversations, it can make a difference.
Continue making your change in the world.
Stay positive and stay kind.