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Don't give up on ideals


Peace on earth isn't simply a thought during Christmas time. It's a thought that can be had each and every day of the year.

Although I must admit peace on earth is idealistic, it isn't naive. What's naive is to believe that bombing people and their homes will solve problems. I would argue that it increases, exacerbates, and perpetuates our problems.

Being idealistic has been a part of me since I can remember. I don't know why it hasn't abandoned me. Perhaps it's my lack of spanking when growing up. Or it's my stubbornness as a result of that lack of spanking. Maybe it's the relative ease when working with other people. Or, despite challenges, how lucky I have been through much my life. But what I'm sure of why I'm idealistic is because I'm a bleeding heart.

A bleeding heart, a disparaging term used by some people, can be described as being emotional about issues. Well, I am an emotional person. That's because I'm a human being. A rock doesn't have emotion. A psychopath doesn't have emotion. In fact a psychopath lacks "guilt, remorse, empathy, and deep attachment (bonding) to others." Both a rock and a psychopath aren't bleeding hearts. Should I be more like them? Nope. That's why I started Genius of Love ❤, which is now Genius of Peace ☮. I strive every day to grow my heart because it helps me take action to improve myself and people and things around me. If being a bleeding heart is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

Conversely, I don't understand people who aren't idealistic. Has life spanked and beat out all their ideals? They only focus on reality. But reality isn't a goal. Reality is what it is now. The ideal is the goal. It's like they have given up. What happened to their creativity? They can't see potential and beyond the status quo. They have stopped striving for the ideal and instead settled on the way things are. Some even double down and justify why things are the way they are.

Well, that's not good enough for me. I want more. I want to be better. I want things to be better, too. I want to be a genius of love, and I want to be a genius of peace. And I hope you do, too. ☮

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  1. It's probably a little more than spanking. I doubt if anyone ever described you as stupid.

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    1. Being stupid isn't a permanent condition if we stop doing stupid things.

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