“People are too quick to pass judgement. Your ignorance is offensive. You place too much value on appearances. Oh, and you get stuck between our big pointy toes.”
– The monsters migrating from Monster Island to Townsville
To have unjaded peace you must invest in an unerring love fortified by forbearance of mankind aside from the prejudices you have sustained through the misunderstanding of the word different.
Different – To be unlike in nature, form, or quality.
The immigrants who had emigrated to Townsville were quickly ridiculed for their condition in which they were… Well, they were monsters. Many monsters have been known to be: mean, conniving, violent, unfriendly, and appalling. Due to this, the people of Townsville demanded that these monsters be relocated back to their island. However, the settlers didn’t feel any contrasting emotion toward the people of Townsville. They felt the likelihood of living in harmony with Homo sapiens was improbable; thus, the two groups resulted to violent riots and discrimination
The things that went wrong in this situation:
1. These monsters were stereotyped.
We meet people everyday who are just a little weird, but I look towards scripture to answer questions I cannot answer myself. John 7:24 says, “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.” So, if the word of God is not enough to persuade you, allow me to give you this. When we begin to stereotype we release the three possible prejudicial effects of stereotyping:
- Justification of ill-founded prejudices or ignorance.
- Unwillingness to rethink one’s attitudes and behavior towards stereotyped groups.
- Preventing some people of stereotyped groups from entering or succeeding in activities or fields.
In other words, if we were to tie all three points into one we would translate the information to segregation. We cannot have unjaded peace without amalgamating all of the world so that segregation will not hinder us from singing in harmony.
2. The people could not accept different.
If you would allow yourself to be only yourself what would you wear? Would it be different from what you are wearing now? Due to subcultural trends we have allowed ourselves to become part of a social group in which many talk the same, act the same, and of course dress the same. Although, there are the few who stand strong because they want to be different. I have realized there is no existence of bad people but only good people who do bad things.
Example: Think about the people who have done the worst things on this planet. They did a lot of bad things. They probably killed a lot of good people. However, if you can allow yourself to realize that God loved even the most sinister then you will begin to discern that different people are not bad. They are good and just sometimes do bad things.
3. The two classes of human and monster could not handle the maturity of smoothly disarming the conflict.
Most would say drama is inevitable; however, if you understand how to manage situations of anger, then you know that the best way to rectify dissension is through one-on-one conversation.
The few things you should be prepared to ask your adversary:
- What is it that you and I are disagreeing upon? (90% of the squabbles you have with people will be remedied once you ask this question because you will soon discover that no one individual had a disagreeing point. There was just a lack of communication.)
- How can we sort out this situation to come to a consensus? (Discuss what can be done to come to a complete agreement. Never compromise. Be pleased with what you have accomplished at the end of the conversation.)
- Why does a lizards tail still move when dismembered from its body? (Don’t end your conversation with just talking about the clash in which you were having. End things on a good note. Your goal is to be a peace maker.)
“People! Monsters! We must be steadfast and strong, for we are about to embark upon a new era! Let us make Townsville a beacon of brotherhood and love – calling to all the earth: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe fire.’ Let us make Townsville a lesson in tolerance and acceptance, and demonstrate to everyone that people and monsters, despite their differences, can live peacefully as friends, as brothers, as one”
– Blossom, the leader of the Powerpuff Girls
\\AND SO, ONCE AGAIN, THE DAY IS SAVED THANKS TO THE POWERPUFF GIRLS!//