Thursday, January 29, 2009


One of the deadliest diseases on our planet. I'll never understand it. People judge whether its relationships, race, gender, sexual orientation, age or even circumstances. Children follow in their parent's or friend's footsteps and yet another generation gets infected. It is such an ugly and unnecessary road to travel, such a heavy load to carry.

Why can't we all live in peace, love and unity? Can you imagine a world without prejudice? Aren't most crimes due to this disease?

My husband and I watched an old Highway to Heaven episode the other night (oh how I love that show). It was about a blind girl who became friends and eventually fell in love with the town"monster".  A young man had a disfigurement which caused everyone to shun him and cast him out. He had no friends, no family other than his mother. His entire life he had spent in seclusion because of the way he looked. She fell in love with him for who he was. Even though she was blind  by medical standards, she was the only one in the town who could truly "see" him for who he was. 

How many people do we or have we labeled? How many potential friendships have we pushed away due to our own personal prejudices?

1 comment:

ewe are here said...

I always find it terribly sad when people let their prejudices get in the way of their of seeing an individual.