I was reading a question on Quora not too long ago where someone asked, “If women shame men for being short, why shouldn’t men be allowed to shame women for being fat?” I’m sure many of you can immediately spot the absurdity of this question. This is general knowledge. Something that should be common sense: Just because person X did something, that doesn’t mean it’s right. But apparently, common sense isn’t so common.
Wendy Williams insults celebrities all the time. Why can’t I call Amber Rose a good for nothing slut too?
Kim Kardashian cheated her way to success, so why can’t I show some cleavage to make it too?
Some black people are racist towards white people, so why can’t I be racist to them too? Some white people are racist towards black people, so why can’t I be racist to them too?
The Arabic countries aren’t accepting any Syrian refugees. Why shouldn’t we ban them too?
Obama made this and that law, why should the next president do it too?
Umh… maybe because it’s not right??
You do realize that all those people you are using to excuse your own actions are human too, right? You do realize that they can still make mistakes?
That not everything they do is right? No matter how esteemed or respected someone is, they will still not be saints. They will still be humans, capable of making mistakes and being wrong. Just because His Holiness, the Pope did something, doesn’t mean what he did is automatically right. Just because Mother Teresa or Martin Luther King did something, that doesn’t automatically make it right.
How about focusing on the actions themselves instead of who did or did not do them? Instead of saying I’m going to do X because that’s what so and so did, how about thinking about the rightness or wrongness of something, and then deciding on whether or not you’re going to do it? How about we focus on the goodness of actions, instead of the goodness of the people who perform these actions.
I don’t know, that’s just my two cents.
Cheers to life!
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