Whether or not you agree with someone’s religion, culture, beliefs, lifestyle choices it doesn’t change that that person is another human just like you and deserves the same respect and quality of life as any other person. More and more I struggle with humanity and the things I see on the news and in life.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect fairness for all, this just isn’t the way life works. We are born into circumstances and opportunities or disadvantages, which pave the road for the life we live.
But this is what makes the world so interesting, diverse and culturally rich.
Living in Houston affords us so much of what the world has to offer in terms of our population. All it takes is talking to the people we encounter every day. Open your mind to what Houston has to offer, be kind to one another and try to understand someone else’s views although they may differ drastically from your norm.
It’s human nature to judge; we can’t help it, we are human! But it’s not our place to. Thank goodness that at the end of the day there is only one who will judge you and what you did or didn’t do with this life. I for one plan on going with a good clean heart!
So, open you heart and mind as you read and learn about a local well-known curator whose photography hobby has turned into an exhibit, in this month’s For Art’s Sake. Or how one man, with personal experience with the stigma associated with HIV, started a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating that stigma for those who follow in his footsteps. Or a Venezuelan artist creating art that crosses borders. There’s also a charity bar called OKRA making waves in Downtown and so much more.
In case you haven’t noticed, Houston is a huge city jam-packed with things to do daily. Thanks for letting 002houston help you navigate your month.
Enjoy this issue of art+culture in our city.