Many people tell me how they see the world and how it should be, many can never tell why they see it that way and why it should be that way. Not many people can certify what they know deep within their hearts. It’s like how many religious people cannot certify or prove their god exists beyond a shadow of a doubt, it is all based on faith. Just like an atheist can never prove their god might not exist because when it comes down to it they do not know with 100% certainty.
I don’t know either hell almost everything out of my mouth is an opinion (a lot of it aided by evidence and personal experience) but at the end of the day it’s nothing more than an opinion. One of the more inescapable facts that many people have to deal with is the growing globalization which has made it easier for many distinct cultures to communicate and interact with each other.
So this generation is growing up in a large ever-changing cosmopolitan world. The need for understanding and tolerance is important to this type of developing climate. Otherwise, it might just develop into the worst storm we ever seen to date. Most people growing up in their own culture feel a sense of pride concerning it, which is why many will not take any insult to their culture lightly.
When you grow up in that culture and turn out into a fine adult by your definition, it’s hard to see any other way for your fellow brethren to live other than like you. With the many cultures clashing, west with east, church with the material world even radical Islam with everybody, It makes you wonder what is the optimum culture? Where everybody tolerates different ideals and beliefs, where people can get along with each other with ease without too much prejudice and hate.
Maybe there is not one, maybe we just haven’t pioneered it yet, regardless we all have something to say and each voice deserves a podium. To speak the truth of where you come from so that the world knows it, we as humans must learn to listen believe in each other, what is fact and fable has no place in the conversations of how all of us should live, period.
David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth. Jamaican by birth, he enjoys long walks and the simple things in life. He is also an entrepreneur, writer and graphic designer. You can follow his mundane madness on twitter @davidcs_aw