Hey sweet peas!! 😀
So, I guess lately you can tell i have been feeling quite strongly about topical issues 😀 And recently I was reading a quote that said “don’t hate what you dont know”, and i just clicked with it! Because i think a lot of the hate in the world is caused by ignorance. things like sexism, racism, homophobia, and hating on someone because of their religion is just completely ignorance based in my opinion. Not saying that’s an excuse – quite the opposite really!
In my Religious Studies class the other day we were talking about how we are going to learn about world religions (so excited!!), and our teacher asked why it could be important for us to learn about them. I was the only person who put their hand up, and my answer involved things like the racism towards muslims, and how our ignorance only fueled this. My teacher brought up what’s happening in Syria with ISIS, and asked us if we knew what was going on, and to be honest I don’t think any of us really knew. I mean, I know a bit, and my brother knows a lot about it (he reads a lot), and i know the stuff i see on TV, but do i know the religious significance?
So my goal this year is to start to understand a lot more about what is going on in the world, and to put aside my ignorance. As it is, i identify as an activist for change towards sexism, racism, homophobia, and the racism associated with religious identity. I really wish that things like the colour of your skin, your gender, your religion, or your sexuality (because let’s be honest, whose business is it?) didn’t shape how others view you.
I would really love to hear all your thoughts on these issues, and what your goals are for yourself this year. 🙂
Until next time 🙂
(p.s., sorry if i didn’t reply to your comments straight away on my last post, but my computer wouldn’t let me post anything lol) 🙂