Society likes to promote all sorts of unwise garbage.
One of them is ‘encourage what you love, instead of bashing what you hate’.
This is all about apathy about important things in life, not hurting anyone’s feelings and focussing on the good. Which all seem great and lovely, until you look at the deeper issue.
I do intent to bash what I hate. Because I am not apathetic and I am not going to ignore what I hate, or enable it.
I hate abuse. Of any kind. I’m not saying I hate the people who abuse. I hate the abuse they cause. I hate that they choose to abuse.
I hate child abuse especially and I will not ignore it.
I will speak up and provide information on how child abuse affects the growing brain and causes long term damage.
I will speak up about all forms of abuse and say it is wrong and if you do it, and make excuses, then you are an abuser and I do not respect you and tell you what you do, is wrong and abuse.
I will say how disgusting, wrong and horrific abuse is.
I will give stats and say how abuse is increasing.
I will say if you are apathetic, then you are part of the problem of abuse occurring.
Not because I want to be right, but because I want abuse to reduce. I know the effects of abuse and it can devastate lives.
No, I won’t take the softly softly approach, or avoid, ignore, enable etc. Like weak people do. Like people who don’t want to make their lives uncomfortable, choose.
I will take the uncomfortable road, the one that requires honesty, truth, courage, integrity, empathy, because I want society to see this problem is an epidemic and this is so wrong and needs people to step up.
I know it will lose me friends, it already has.
I know it won’t make me popular, so be it.
I will die knowing I tried my best, to help others, to voice wisdom, not ignore abuse, spoke truth and did not ignore evil at work.
My faith, my love for Jesus, my integrity to God, is more important than anything else.
I will bash what I hate, just as Jesus did. With anger when needed and appropriate.