Friday, February 16, 2007

Afraid of the Unknown

The unknown scares many people, probably most people. We as humans like to know things about the past, present and future. Once we know things, we are not afraid towards those things. However, once an unknown thing arrives, humans tend to get defensive and behave ignorantly. Maybe it is a survival technique, survival of the fittest mentality.

This should stop because life is a never ending process, until Day of Judgement arrives or whatever you may believe in. We are of different cultures, races, and ethnicities. There is no way we are going to know everything about each other. I like to tell my family and friends, that "it will take the rest of my life to know you." A person changes due to experiences, maturity level, or circumstantial. We are constantly changing and growing, hopefully for the better.

Many people around the world have faced some type of persecution. Why is that? Is it because we don't respect them as humans? Or "they" are not like "us"? Their culture is less valuable?

I honestly think that people are afraid of the unknown, and would prefer to not know because their foundations of life may crumble and have to be rebuilt. I challenge you to tackle the unknown, and learn about what you do not know.

This is not going to happen overnight. It is a lifetime challenging process.

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