Today is Ash Wednesday and, for many Christians, the beginning of the Lenten season, a period in which people traditionally give up some vice until Easter. For many of those who give up something for Lent it will be something trivial such as chocolate, sweets, alcohol, or swearing.. I’d like to suggest maybe giving up something that might actually make a difference. Why don’t people give up hate, bigotry, intolerance, misogyny, killing, and being ignorant. Between now and Easter Sunday, how about it if you all stop being assholes and encourage all of your friends to give up being assholes.
It doesn’t have to stop when Lent is over, you can continue to not be an asshole. You might become a better person for it and if enough people stop being assholes, the world might actually start becoming a better place.