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In my ongoing quest for personal growth I have been thinking about and talking about a lot of things. One of the things that has come up is the issue of rights.
People these days are fighting so hard for various rights, but they’re not thinking of the bigger picture. For example, homosexuals are fighting for the right to be married. Why not fight for all people’s right to be married? Wiccans were fighting for the right to have pentacles on head stones, but why not fight for people to all have the ability to put what they want on their headstones?
The human race has been fracturing more and more into smaller, self-serving, self-oriented groups. Every little group wants their own rights. Shouldn’t we be focused on setting standards and gaining rights for all people? Wouldn’t it be more useful for us to focus on bettering humanity as a whole, rather than squabbling over what I get, what you get and what they get?
It just angers me that people are being so selfish. Fewer and fewer people are thinking about what’s good for all of humanity; they’re only thinking about what’s good for their small section. I think everybody out there needs to think about the bigger picture. Stop thinking about your personal wants and needs, and focus on creating equal rights for all people in the country, and in the world. Every human should have equal rights. Think about that the next time you decide to support some special rights group.
I think if we all supported equal human rights, we’d get a lot more changed in the world. Can you imagine what it would be like if people banded together to get things done? Imagine if, instead of this religious group and that religious group each asking for their rights to do certain things, they all got together and as a whole, asked for equal rights for all religions. Imagine the same thing happening for issues of marriage and adoption. Homosexuals aren’t the only ones having problems; there are actually places where interracial marriage and adoption are illegal.
Maybe next time you go to sign a petition or attend a rally for some small group’s rights, you might want to think and decide if it’s an issue that affects more than that one group. If it does, perhaps you can encourage multiple groups facing the same issue to band together to achieve their goals. The problem in America, and elsewhere I’m sure, is that no one is thinking about what the world needs, only what their small portion of it needs. If we all thought about the bigger picture, there might be a lot more change in the world, and for the better.