What have I learned this past year? To allow people to be who they are and not to try to change them to fit into your world view of what is right. People are allowed to be who they are, you don’t necessarily have to agree with them.
Life often is difficult and many people are struggling to survive or just to get through the day. Financial woes, stress and life’s uncertainties all play a role. People are often caught in the lower end of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – basic physiological and safety needs are often not being met.
I often wonder what Nelson Mandela would have thought about the state of the country and of the world and what he would have said. He believed in equality, in inclusivity and forgiveness.