What if every article, news story or post about Will Smith and Chris Rock had instead been about replacing hatred with harmony worldwide? What is important to us individually and collectively? Where are we willing to invest our thoughts, energy and time?
I have appreciated the posts that have explored violence, misogeny, racism and other patterns of hatred that exist in our society without approving any of the actions taken.
Let’s elevate the conversation to individual and collective commitments to change the conditions we can name that cause unnecessary pain. Let’s stop arguing over who was right or wrong and what punishment they should receive, and instead turn to holding ourselves accountable for taking tangible action that transforms our own beavior and the standards we will accept from others in our own families, communities and world.