This post originally appeared on this blog on October 23, 2014. Due to a server failure, it was lost. It is reposted here.
I had originally planned to give you some jokes for a light-hearted post today. But yesterday I was surfing the Net and on the Huffington Post TED Weekends page I noticed a most unusual article titled: “I’m Tired of Hating People” — A Growing Movement Based in Love.
I was fascinated by the article and then watched a TEDTalk given by the son of a terrorist. In it, Zak Ebrahim, whose father was convicted of plotting to bomb tunnels, bridges and even the United Nations headquarter, shares how he chose to follow a more loving path.
When Zak decided to tell his mother that he no longer wanted to judge people on arbitrary measures like a person’s race or religion, she wearily responded: “I’m tired of hating people.”
If you are tired of the animosity so many people feel for others that are not like them, please watch this inspiring video. It can give you hope that not all children raised by bigoted parents continue their family’s view of others. Some reject a path of bullying, bigotry, and violence.