Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spirit Day--Wear Purple!

"The public is invited to wear anything purple today for "Spirit Day," in honor of the six gay people who committed suicide in recent months due to harassment about their sexual orientation."

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I don't usually put my own political/spiritual views on this blog. But this is different. The recent events in the world have made it necessary to speak out to stop the senseless bullying that is causing children to commit suicide.

I've never understood the concept of bullying--puting someone else down so you can fell better. Because, in fact, the bully doesn't feel better. Their problems still exist and they still suffer from lack of self-esteem. People are afraid of what they fear. That's the whole idea behind prejudice of any kind and it needs to stop.

It's so sad in this day and age that people are still being bullied about their sexuality, weight, ethnicity, religion or just for being different. I've never understood why we all can't just get along. We have much more in common than we have different, but it's the differences that make life interesting.

I'll be wearing purple today. Will you?


Kat said...

I'm wearing purple.

Anonymous said...

I got up this morning thinking it was a day for purple. Now I find out why, and I am more than happy to be doing it in support of equality for ALL it's past time for the bigots and just plain hard-headed to get a heart!

N.J.Walters said...

It's wonderful for everyone to show their support. It's time to stop bullying, to make it socially unacceptable to one and all.