how come the people we love, don’t seem to love us back? i don’t understand that. sometimes people don’t see eye to eye—most people don’t. but that’s no excuse to give up on others—or on your relationship with them—because conflict is inevitable. it’s not something to be feared or acquiesced to; it’s something to be met head on—confronted respectfully and honestly.
how people give up on the ones they so-called “love” is beyond me. it that really love? is that togetherness? (what about “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”)
i won’t always be in your corner on certain issues and you won’t always be in mine—that’s ok! it really is! when did we get to the point as people where we decreed that we all must be on one accord in order to live? difference, conflict have always been with us. sometimes they yield revolutions and progress and sometimes they don’t.
but the bigger point is they are apart of the human experience—for good or for bad. my thing is, i want us to talk—or dispute if need be—i don’t want us to conform to each others’ perceptions. we can be different and coexist. we can see some things differently and love each other all the same.
at least that’s what I thought we could…