We should look…


“Sometimes we don’t look. We don’t much look.”

~ Buck Cannon, The High Chaparral TV Series ~

Buck was referring to the positive things he had recently learned about the American Indian, aside from the conflicts of the time.

If we judge other humans based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political differences, general appearances, disabilities, or some other illegitimate reason, then we are not looking much. Instead, we make assumptions, succumb to fear or rumors, join the unenlightened squad, and perpetuate discrimination.

Even in the violence that had occurred between their two cultures, Buck chose to see the good in a people because he experienced part of their heritage, part of who they were in day-to-day life.

We can do the same. Educate ourselves about culture. Have respectful conversations about differences. Get to know our fellow human beings no matter who they are. Love your neighbor unconditionally. Stand up against the darkness of what holds us apart.

Keep looking for what can bring us all together as one people.

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10 responses to We should look…

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is a perfect massage for these difficult times, Mary. So many people have shared that it’s hard to hate people after you take the time to get to know them. We need to look behind the “obvious” and get to know the good.

    Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s so important to know about a culture, to know its people, not the uneducated perceptions or bigotry. Since I haven’t been socializing much, I have been reading about the history of African Americans in this country and it’s been both eye-opening and heart breaking. It’s this that makes way for understanding and compassion.

  2. Laurie says:

    Who would have thought such wisdom could come from a long-ago Western series? Great message for today. People are hard to hate up close.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      True Laurie. Being face-to-face with someone can make a big difference. Social media has made it too easy for people to hate on each other.

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