Whether we are talking about racism, sexism or the neighbour next door who made you angry, hanging onto excessive anger isn’t good for you.
“A person can become so determined to destroy another person that they become blind and end up destroying themselves.” – Unknown
The fact remains that anger, bitterness, impatience, and hatred are all forms of fear. These fears manifest as derogatory comments and a praxis of revenge.
You just have to look at any post about women’s rights to see plenty of insecure people posting their misogynistic hate. It sucks that so many feel so threatened by strong women. Think twice before you take to social media and exercise your fingers attacking another with hatred without realizing that the issue is looking back at you in the mirror. If you weren’t filled with fear or/and insecurities, maybe you would see that their words aren’t an attack on you, but a wish for everyone to have equal rights.
“Anger never solved anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.” – Unknown
From the moment we allow ourselves to feed hatred and disgust, to hold discriminatory and anti-feminist speeches, rape, violence, murder and massacres will happen.
Violence in the hands of anyone is an abhorrent act and should be universally condemned. All of us have a responsibility to decisively resist racism and violence. It’s time to stop being civil with racists.