My beliefs do not dictate how you live. They inform me about how I should live and help guide me through my everyday. We can have different beliefs and still be friends. I know that seems strange in our current state of vitriolic, anger-filled, self absorbed, echo chambers where people only seem to hear what they want to hear and appreciate only viewpoints that agree with theirs. We’re all guilty of that at times. Birds of a feather flock together, even though according to Newton, opposites attract.
If how I live encourages you, great. Maybe you decide you want to have whatever I have that makes me live life with a joyful resonance. Perhaps not. It doesn’t matter really. I have to live in accordance with my beliefs just like you have to live in tune with what you believe makes the world go round. Otherwise, we’re both just hypocrites living a lie.
But at the end of the day, our differences don’t have to mean we can’t be friends. Maybe, if we take time to listen, we might discover our differences make us and the world we live in better.
Just a thought.
“Why Can’t We Be Friends?”~ War