Not a day goes by that we aren’t reading about or hearing about another case of intolerance. People are being rude and ignorant…yelling at others to “go back where they came from”, calling the cops because “they don’t belong in this neighborhood” it seems as though we are becoming more like animals and less like humans.
A few weeks ago, I have an opportunity to visit the home and farm of a friend, who lives in Chesapeake City, Maryland. She and I recently met via a client and we quickly bonded over a discussion about old items and antiques. I was telling her about a family friend who has since passed, but who’s home was filled with 60s memorabilia. Gina then preceded to tell me about her home and all the memorabilia that it contained.
It wasn’t long afterwards that curiosity got the best of me so we made a date to meet so that I could see these artifacts and boy oh boy was it mind blowing! I was in awe of all the items she had and she explained that there was a time that she did Estate Cleanings and this was just a bit of what she had been acquired or had been given over the years. There was just so much that I made plans to go back before the end of the summer and there will be another blog post so you can see just a few of these hidden treasures.
However, the takeaway of the day wasn’t the Tiffany Lamp nor the Tin Toys, it was the horses and goats. She has three horses, Rowdy, Jewels and Buttercup, Jewels is the sire of the race horse Smarty Jones, and two goats, Beatrice and Chewy. There is also a miniature horse named Diamond, she is a pygmy horse who was gated separately from the others.
Gina explained to me that the goats had adopted Diamond and they treat her as one of their own because the other horses rejected her. Although she is the same breed, a horse, to them Diamond’s size made her different, unique and unacceptable to them.
Is that how we humans are, do we reject others simply because they are different or unique? Let’s think about this for a minute, are horses and human the same when it comes to acceptance?
I always thought as humans we were smarter than the average bear or horse in this case, but this is one of those situations that make you go, “hmmmm”
Let’s Chat > Have you ever rejected someone because they didn’t look like you?