I've been seeing this picture on Facebook a lot. It seems to resonate with many of my friends. And it's funny, because I've been thinking about this, sort of.
You know how we say, "I respect your opinion," because we know that's what we are supposed to say? And we are thinking, "What a effing moron! I can't believe someone could think like that!"
Well, I think that's ok too. What we could say is, "I respect your right to have an opinion, even if it's different from mine and obviously inferior. Today, I'll even listen to it. Tomorrow, maybe not, cause if I have a headache or a bad day or I'm wasted, I don't want to hear it. But..."
AND THIS IS IMPORTANT
"...but, I will not kill you for having a different belief."
I probably won't even argue. I may ask you to leave me alone. But I won't kill you.
You don't have to like everybody, just COEXIST.