Sunday, December 06, 2009
Sometimes it's hard being in Israel. Of course, there is prejudice everywhere, but it's so deep here. People don't even realize they are prejudice. Many times I feel my friends think I'm dumb or ignorant for not hating Arabs, Bedouins, and other non-Jewish Israelis, but I don't think I'm dumb or ignorant. I make a conscious effort to not hate and to not judge people and to not let other peoples' behaviors effect who I am or what I believe. I chose to not hate, the same way I chose to believe in God. And I believe that God created everyone: Jews, Christians, Muslims, atheists, etc...so why would God make one group superior...all the issues here seem so silly, so sad. How is it so simple to hate someone just because they hate you? Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind." He was a smart little man. I guess my point is, I can't hate, or I won't let the "other side" let me hate because they are so willing to. I refuse to let hate into my heart and mind because someone hates me, that only let's them win and breeds more hate.