What I require from you, from others, from myself, is first and foremost kindness.
In all my relationships- platonic or otherwise- kindness comes first.
Not how you look or what you do for a living. Not the type of car you drive or what you wear. Not where you went to school or who your parents are.
If you’re a kind person you’re cool with me.
I require you to refrain from categorising and judging others by their race or religion or gender or sexuality. If you produce hate I will terminate our relationship- platonic or otherwise. I will still treat you civilly & with kindness- but that’s as far as we go.
I appreciate some days are easier than others to be our kindest self, but I challenge you to take a moment to reflect on how you speak and interact with others- is it right, good and kind?
And if not why? And do you truly believe in the hate speech that comes out of your mouth, or are you just a product of your environment? Are you conforming to the majority because it’s all you know, never challenging yourself or others?
Can you do better?
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”- The 14th Dalai Llama