Loosely responding to the “Why can’t we be friends?” prompt

Isn’t that the “ultimate” question, though?  (I guess not, because then the answer would be 42, and we would still have as little understanding of its meaning as if we did not know the answer at all.)  I honestly believe that the answer to this question SHOULD be: “What do you mean?  We can ALL be friends.”  Then I remember that there is hatred in the world- that within this beautiful globe there exists the grime of racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, etc… and for what?  Natural human insecurity and categorizations.

I believe (and I may be wrong) that racism and other such biases come from people’s desire to never be outcast— to feel as though there is someone lower than them in the “rankings”— and from their wish to never be wrong (at least, this seems to be the case in politics).  Truthfully, 99.99% of the people in this world are AMAZING, but that .001% brings our society down.


How, in this day and age, can people still believe that one race or gender is better than another?  Remember what we have in common: we are all homo sapiens, every single one of us.  People don’t recognize that we all have so much more in common than we have different.  I don’t mean to marginalize the differences though, which define us as unique and wonderful individuals.  I do, however, wish for the utopian dream in which we all could love each other.  Love is so powerful a force- mightier than loathing.  Why can’t we be friends with the “loners” in school?  You may be missing out on a chance to not only save someone’s life, but also to meet a new friend.  It’s cheesy and cliche, but it is true.

I hope there will be a little more love in the world today.  ❤

With all of my love,

N. Annette


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