I hate to admit it but the terrorists may have won a battle they didn't intend to even fight. Now before you all jump my ****, I know I'm not the only one that feels like this. Every time I see someone that looks like they're from the Middle East, I worry that they're a terrorist. No I don't go out and openly accuse them of anything, I just won't talk to them unless I absolutely have to. I got caught in my own shoes though when I thought a neighbor was and he's not even from that area, he's actually from Africa, going through the legal channels here working on becoming a citizen. He is a very kind guy, always came off that way. But after a talk outside, I realized he's just a guy trying to give his family a better life here in the US. Sadly I think he loves this country more than a lot of us Americans do. Maybe it's because he knows how bad it can be elsewhere.
How many others of us have jumped to conclusions before "reading the entire book" so to speak? Even worse, how many of us do not truly appreciate all we have because we've not experienced how bad it can be? I think a lot of marriages die that way because one or both parties don't realize how lucky they are because they've never experienced how bad it can be, so any little problem that comes by is a potential marriage killer.
So the question for today is what are we as individuals going to do about it? Do we stubbornly stick to our guns on the small stuff? Or do we negotiate with our partner to resolve our little disagreements, sometimes compromising, and allowing our relationship grow.