There has certainly been violence and hatred between humans since the beginning of time. It saddens me to see that some people have not evolved enough to understand that neither violence or hatred ever changes anything. As a canine, that is something that I still can’t wrap my head around. Dogs deal with issues as they happen and then move forward.
Humans are often proud to say they are evolved and that unlike animals have the ability to reason. As of late, I have my doubts because as Doc often tells her patients, actions are the truest measure.
Humans fear what they do not understand and that includes each other. I watch as some people assign labels, assumptions and speak with arrogance and presumptions about an individual or a group often without knowing anything about them or their situation. Mahatma Gandhi once said ” The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear.” Truer words have never been spoken. Learning to listen to others will open the door to understanding because you can never truly change someones mind by trying to bully them into it.