What we can learn from Meryl Streep’s speech
Golden Globes. We spent Sunday hanging out with the family, so when we finally got home and sat on the couch to watch the Golden Globes, i was more than happy. I mean, i thought the best moment of the night would be the awesome dresses on the red carpet i love to discover, and seeing Ryan Gosling off course, but it happened that Meryl Streep’s speech stole the scene and was the star of the night.
Before going on writing about the speech, i must say i love Meryl Streep for ages. You know, she’s one of my favorite actresses ever. She’s so beautiful and inspiring.
Anyway, more than an attack to Trump and a call for respect i saw her speech as an inspiring call for peace. Pure peace. As a lesson we should never forget to accept the differences between us in a respectful way, no judgements allowed.
We are all different. Our experiences, what we’ve lived and faced, what we’ve learned and the people who were and are around us make us who we are. That’s why everybody’s is unique in a beautiful way. Because nobody lives the exactly same life. So, we shouldn’t see people like us as foreigners or strangers. We’re all human beings. And if we think about it, we’re all foreigns somewhere, aren’t we?
So, we shouldn’t see people like us as foreigns or strangers. We’re all human beings. And if we think about it, we’re all foreigners somewhere, aren’t we?
You see, i know what humiliation feels like. When i was six, and came from Brazil to live in Portugal with my parents, all the kids at school humiliated me due to my accent. I remember trying to speak Portuguese with Portugal’s accent, forcing me to leave my own accent, just to be accepted. At the time i couldn’t see it, but there was nothing wrong with the way i used to talk. Luckily, i didn’t get a depressed kid, but at the time it hurt a lot.
And, when i was 16 and was in high school, i remember being humiliated due to wearing leopard trousers. Unbelievable, isn’t? Yes, leopard trousers like these i’m wearing on these pics we took on Sunday, and everybody thinks are super fashionable now.
At that age i was a bit more grown up, and didn’t give a shit to what people thought about what i wore. So, all i could think of was to stay far from stingy arrogant people, who like to humiliate other human beings just for fun.
So, with Meryl Streep’s speech i learned again the value of respect. It’s one of the most important values in this world, and i want it to be deep-seated in me. We all should want it. Because when we guide our actions based on respect, for ourselves and for others, we are better human beings. And the only chance of living in a good world, is to be a good person and expect others to be the same.
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