Don’t Ask My Neighbor
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
I believe some of our fears about one another, or things in general stems from not getting to know anything about one another or the unfamiliar. We much rather make assumptions or judge one another. I don’t understand how people can live, work and worship among one another and never bother to get to know anything about their fellow man.
When someone comes to me on behalf of another person asking me some bizarre question, I know they are not asking me for themselves, but on behalf of some coward. Its’ the coward’s way of having another person do their dirty work for them. If I want to know something about someone, I go to them whether they want to share information or not it’s up to them, but at least I was brave enough to find out for myself.
Every day is a good day to learn something new. Real peace comes from wisdom and understanding and nothing else. Meaning, if we want to see real peace in this world, we must be committed to learn about each other and everything around us that helps to make us who we are.
Ignorance is something that can be overcome but only with a real dedication to learning. If we choose to be ignorant and let ignorance be our master, it will be. It will restrict you, your relationships, and opportunities from potentially being great.
If you want to have real peace within, if you want to know something about someone, just ask them. But, please don’t ask their neighbor.