People are People
I am a runner. I will share my epic marathon story with you another day. Running, no matter the pace is great for the mind, body and spirit. It allows me to connect to the environment, think, zone out and lots of other things... I’m also a music lover and have numerous playlist on my iPod. From 80’s rock to new age to current pop and techno depending on my mood and how fast I want to run the playlist changes.
Tuesday morning I was out for a 4 mile run (in honor of Boston) and a remix of one of my favorite songs began to play. It was ironic because the song is by Depeche Mode “People are People” (Yes, I understand this totally dates me)
In light of the events the lyrics had a greater impact on my then usual. “People are people so why should it be that you and I get along so awfully”
I just don’t get it. We are all different, we are all unique and special in our own way - why do humans do such horrible things to each other? No need to answer - it’s a rhetorical question.
I will be training for NYC marathon again this year. I’m sure it will be an intense experience in light of Boston and the hurricane that shut it down last year. But still I will run - thousands of other runners will run and that is what the human spirit is all about.
We don’t give in - we don’t back down - we make mistakes - we keep going. We learn to put hurt and pain behind us and move on to a new experience.
These lyrics are profound - they moved me to think about choosing love over hate (it is a choice). I believe that hate is really fear. When you fear an unknown person, idea etc.. that fear my feel like hate. Take time to learn about what you may fear. It can change you and the way you see the world. Many in the running community are hurting right now because of an act of hate or fear....
My heart is with Boston-
“So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong
I never even met you
So what could I have done
I can't understand
What makes a man
Hate another man”