“In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’”—
Why am I seeing nothing about it on Tumblr or on Facebook? Why isn’t it a topic being spoken about?
40,000 people (Christians, Muslims, Yazidis, etc.) have left their homes and fled to a mountain in Iraq.
FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE.
Innocent children are being beheaded, Christians are being crucified, people are starving and trying to find safety elsewhere, living in fear of the enemy.
The Islamic State is starting a mass genocide and killing anyone who doesn’t believe what they believe and anyone who sympathizes with those who believe in what they don’t believe in. Does this sound familiar? It should, because something terribly similar happened 70+ years ago during WWII.
I don’t understand how the entire world isn’t doing something to stop this???
Again, why is no one talking about this? These are humans. THESE ARE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
I generally keep my blog on the lighter side, but this is important. It feels like there’s not much one can do to help these people, but signing this petition would be one positive action.
I’m old enough to have a few things on that list. The one thing I keep coming back to is wishing I would’ve taken a foreign language in high school. It wasn’t necessary for graduation, and I was foolish and stubborn. If I could go back, I’d take French. Maybe I could’ve studied abroad at some point! Live and learn. I now firmly believe knowing a second language is very valuable in today’s world.