My mom once told me the story of the journey of a kid and an old man.
It's one that really stuck with me and with some... present stuff, I think it's worth sharing
A long time ago, there was once an old man, who had to do a business trip to a faraway town. His grandson, who had never gone anywhere before, asked to accompany him. And so, both pack their stuff took their donkey and the ride started.
Everything was fine for a while, but that night, they got to the first town and stop on their trail.
And the more they walked around, the more people seemed to be looking at them and talking and the more they walked, the more they talked.
"Look at that poor animal" they seemed to say "Look at how beated and tired it looks" "carrying all their stuff and them both to boot" "That poor donkey, they should be ashamed!" and shamed they were. So much that on the next day came, the kid offered to walk on the side to the animal a small break.
And it worked, the people of the town stop talking on their way and the trip continued as it was before.
But when they got to the next stop, the attack begin anew, this time, towards his grandpa.
"Look at that old man" they seemed to say "look at how comfortable he looks riding that donkey, while the kid has to walk" "look how tired and heated he looks for walking under the soon" "he surelly is puniching him for some something" "what a mean old man"
And again, shame fell on them. The next day they decided to switch places, and so, with the grandpa walking and the kind on the donkey, they leave another town. But of course, that changed nothing. At the next town, the story repeated itself.
"look at that kid" they seemed to say "look at him riding that donkey, while that poor old man has to walk" "What a brat. He, that is in no condition to walk like that, while him that is still joung gets a free ride" "what a brat"
At this point, they were more annoyed than ashamed. And so, in a state of "screw this" they decided to just walk the rest of the way, with the donkey on the side. Hoping that this would finally end to all the judging and condemning.
And when they arrived to their destiny, things did in fact changed. But instead of insults, they found mockeries.
"look at those two" they seemed to say "walking while they have a perfectly good donkey they could be riding on" "Looks like they're the asses here"
So, I decided to share this story, because, with things like "She'ra controversy" And other dumb things like that, that seems to pop every now and again. It's good to keep this story in mind and to remember that there's always going to be people that get post, or righteous about anything. For good reasons, for bad reasons and for no reasons.