Hi there! I'm Øyvind Henriksen
Why do we hate?

We hate because we are taught to hate! We hate because we are ignorant!
We are a product of ignorant people, who have been taught ignorant things. Which is:

  • that it is four or five different races;
  • that who you feel you are as a person has to be in the norms of what others feels that you should feel like;
  • that everyone’s beliefs should be what you believe, for that is the only right belief;

There are not four or five different races. You should love, you should love from your bottom of your heart and it’s not up to others to judge you on whom you love or who you are. There is only one race on the face of the earth, and we are all members of that race. The human race! But we have separated people into races, sex, sexual orientation, and belief systems so that some of us can see ourselves as superior to the others.
We thought it would work, (I guess), but it hasn’t worked, and it has been bad for everyone.
It’s time to get over this bullshit!

There is no gene for racism. There is no gene for bigotry. We are not born a bigot. We have to learn to be a bigot.
Everything you learn you can unlearn. It’s time to unlearn our bigotry. It’s time to get over this thing, and it’s best to get over it pretty soon.

There is our work, as educators, to lead people out of ignorance...

  • the ignorance of thinking that you’re better, or worse, than someone else because of an amount of a pigment in your skin;
  • the ignorance of thinking that you’re better, or worse, than someone else because you feel as something/someone else than the society has classified you as;
  • the ignorance of thinking that you’re better, or worse, than someone else because you and/or others classify people in general
  • the ignorance of thinking that you’re better, or worse, than someone else because of your religious views

Pigmentation in your skin, your sex or sexual orientation, or which belief system you belong to has nothing to do with intelligence and your worth as a human being.

It’s time to get over that!

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Øyvind Henriksen