There are some things in life which should be inherently understood, and one of them is common decency toward your fellow man. The fact that Americans are privileged with "free speech" has snowballed into the ridiculous notion that it's perfectly fine to insult anyone about anything based only on your first impression of them. I am disgusted by this.
It is not acceptable to judge human beings based on things as shallow and their race, gender, weight, hair color, sexual orientation or, God help me, their Twilight t-shirts.
Not all blonds are stupid.
Not all women are cut out for kitchen work.
Not all respectful guys without a mullet/baggy jeans are gay.
Not all Twilight fans are retarded gothic wannabes.
Not all young mothers are uneducated.
Not all goth kids are mindless.
Not all housewives are spineless morons.
Not all muscular black men are going to grab your purse and run.
Not all single moms are out to find a man with a pay check.
Not everyone in rural areas is stuck there.
Not everyone in the city is heartless and cold.
Not everybody from a rich family is a snob.
Not everyone in a church is a saint.
Not everyone outside of it is Satan himself.
Now then. It would be a lot easier if we could all just grow up, move on, and be civil. There isn't a new planet for us to live on if we don't like the way things are going on this one. The best we can do is love each other, accept what we cannot change, focus on the similarities between us, and try to leave the world with a little more happiness than there was before we were brought into it.
I mean, can you guys just do me a favor? Could you just tell someone you love them today? I couldn't care less who it is. It could be your mom, your brother, your cousin, your best friend, or your neighbor. Just say something to the effect of: "Hey, just so you know, you're a decent human being, and I love you for it."
Could you do that, please? We need a little more love in the world these days.
And just because I believe people should always "practice what they preach," here you go:
You, reader, who have sat patiently through my rant:
You are beautiful. You are unique. There is no one in the world who is quite like you. Every day you have the enormously powerful potential to shape the lives around you. You have the ability to reach for exquisite dreams. You have more strength and more courage than you realize, and I can't wait to see what you do with it.
Whoever you are, where ever you may be, I love you. I love you with all of my heart, and I believe in you. Hold your head high. Bow to no one. Do not give in, and do not give up.
I wish you all a wonderful day, and more importantly, a life full of peace, love and joy.