The world is filled with people of different cultures, ethnicities, and races. It is important to recognise that every individual is different, but some people have a hard time accepting someone or something they do not understand. This man's story about coming home from war reveals that not everything is always as it seems, and discrimination does far more harm than we could ever imagine.
Slide #6 proves that a lack of acceptance can be fatal.
War is destructive and devastating, and the soldiers who return home are usually changed forever. One soldier realized this in the most dramatic way.
This young man was happy to be on his way home, but before he arrived there was one thing he had to do.
He arrived in Los Angeles and made a phone call to his parents. He needed to ask them something very important.
He had a friend that was severely wounded at war. The man's friend stepped on a land mine and lost one of his arms and legs in the process. He wanted to know if his parents would allow his friend to stay with them.
The young man's parents claimed that housing his disabled friend would be too much of a burden, and they have to focus on their own lives. His father told him to come home without his friend, but he didn't realise that was the last time he would speak with his son.
He had jumped to his death from the top of a building, and his devastated parents had to come to Los Angeles to identify their son's body. They were stunned by what they saw, and they learned that they had turned their backs on their own son.
It turns out that the friend the young man was describing to his parents was actually a depiction of himself. He committed suicide because his parents would not accept his disability and his parents were forced to learn the hard truth. You have to accept others exactly how they are despite their differences, or you will cause a world of hurt and pain. You never know what others are going through, so be kind and give everyone a chance.