“Be the change you want to see in the world”
There are some things that I rarely enter into discussion about, and one of those is politics. The fallout from the result of Thursday’s vote, however, has compelled me to say something. I’ve spent a long time writing from the heart about this, but decided not to publish most of it as I feel it is loaded. People will read it how they want to hear it, and I’m not interested in fuelling negativity, no matter how strongly I feel about what’s happening.
What I’m going to share is this:
Those of us who voted “remain” are going through a grieving process. It’s disappointing and sad to read some of the things being said (presumably reflexively) by a small percentage of those going through the first 5 stages. The percentage who voted “leave” for racist reasons are vile, I know. Thing is, do we really want to stoop anywhere close to that level of hatred and idiocy? I really hope that once #6 is reached, there will be clear-headed, constructive thinking so that mountains may be moved by the time we reach #7.
For all of the reactions, emotions and responses that have come from this result, the thing this nation needs most is love. It doesn’t need each “side” turning on each other, being distracted as to what else is going on unnoticed in Britain whilst we’re fighting. The majority of people I interact with online have hearts full of love, are tolerant and inclusive. They’re intelligent, informed, revolutionary game-changers, with loud and far-reaching voices. How about we work together, respectfully, and channel our (valid) emotions and opinions into taking action. Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.