As I watched the video presented below, I was struck by the fact that there have been so very many lives lost and ruined by bigotry in all its many forms. Stop, think what bigotry means:
noun, plural big·ot·ries.
1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.
2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Now, consider that lives are lost and ruined due to narrow-mindedness…the simple unwillingness to accept that others’ ideas, beliefs, or world-views have any merit whatsoever. I shudder to think this. But it’s a fact of life. I take issue with one point made by the video: we cannot change history today, but we can change the future. We can shape history for generations to come, just by opening our minds.