Two Kinds of People

As many of us have come to realize, overall there are basically two types of people….those that are here to help bring people together through their actions and those that will do everything in their power to keep people apart. The choice is made by each one of us. There are many out there who are making incredible efforts to make our world a better place and to point out to us the things that we lack so that we can personally contribute to others and to ourselves to repair the damage when needed. Yes, making a living is important, but underlying most of our actions are other contributions that we make to society. Positive thinking people have realized that it is a dead-end street to keep barriers up between human beings. The question is, can we continue to go forward without first healing the divisions that surround us as a society?

There are those who spend many waking hours looking for ways to find fault and to ridicule. They scrutinize every word and every action to search for the point where they can contribute the element that is needed to set up a roadblock, hoping that through this action it will encourage others to follow. Fear and hate are very powerful weapons. Once they get a hold on your system they can spread through a person like a cancer. If the person is willing, there can be a cure.

Each one of us, sometimes week by week, make the choice on who it is we are to be. It’s not easy being optimistic but it is a position of strength. It’s very easy to find fault in everything, and to show others no sign of hope.

At the end of our lives, what is it that we’ll look back at? How we made a difference for the good, or how many notches we have on our belt for the damage we’ve inflicted?

Take the time to love,

Jennifer Avalon
© 1997 Jennifer Avalon

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