I've noticed this shift that is super prevalent in my generation. There's this unwillingness to want to understand different opinions, thoughts, and ideas especially ones that are different from our own. I'm a proponent of being open-minded and one of the best parts of being so is being able to understand, accept, and internalize opinions that are so different from our own, especially ones where our initial reaction is to be angry. It's incredible; to reach a point where you can learn even from the things we don't know how to identify with. As human beings, we don't get to reject and dismiss opinions because we think ours is superior; this is true for anyone, regardless of where their beliefs lie. Anyone can be open-minded, but it kills me that not everyone has the desire to be. One of the reasons why I've become so gradually attached to nature (and watch so many animal documentaries...) is because it doesn't place itself into silos. It just lives, it just does, it doesn't judge, it doesn't assume. There's peace in that and it's probably why we as people always feel so connected to a simple sight of the ocean or birds because for once, we're calm. I've made a commitment to myself to try to do the same for the last few years and I will continue to do so to the best of my ability. It has brought me both joy and pain and has made it nearly impossible for me to ever choose one end of any spectrum. But I truly believe the more you understand and the more ideas you invite into your life, the more you thrive.
This is the first time I've ever posted anything like this here because of some of the things I've witnessed lately and they bothered me to my core. There's far too much noise and I think many of us need a little bit of silence.