This election cycle has brought out the ugly in people. Opinions flew and it did not matter what side we were on, one side was always right, while the other side was always wrong. I saw a different side of people I never thought could exist. It was incredible to see how my thoughts and feelings were invalidated just because someone else did not have the same experience as I did. I was flabbergasted. This behavior is foreign to me, so to be treated as an inferior for voicing my thoughts opened my eyes to the meanness and ill-mannered people of the world.
I have been trying my best to stay positive in all the negativity that is circling around me. Kid President is wise beyond his years, and I think we can all learn something from him. He has a way about him that makes me feel so much happier after watching one of his videos or reading one of his quotes. This video is a good reminder to swap out the negativity for some positivity, even if some of it is silly. We need to laugh more. I have had about all the negativity I can stand; it is time for a positive revolution.
Actions have been believed to speak louder than words, but I believe them both to be equally powerful in their own respects. I choose to use my words in a productive manner. I want to provoke thought and educate those who are willing to learn. When my words fall on deaf ears, that is when my good intentions are misinterpreted. Hearing the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” makes my skin crawl. I despise that phrase, and I will never endorse it. Words do hurt, and the echoes of hurtful words remain. We should be courteous of other people’s feelings and be mature enough to respectfully agree to disagree in certain instances.
The equally important action part comes into play when as we stand behind the words we say. It is one thing to say we are going to do something, but it is another when we pair actions with our words. Actions and words are closely related, so without one, the other cannot be used in the most effective way.
So, be like Kid President. Do not be lame. Be nice. Be meaningful, because being meaningful matters.
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