the season of giving? or why are you bitchin'?

everyone spends so much time pushing their own "stuff".  whatever happened to tolerance? ... yeah, i'm pretty much disillusioned with humans in general.  

this is a season of giving, of self, not material possessions. 

a season of sharing love & compassion, not bitching because someone doesn't greet you with the proper words.... 

yet all i see are people squabbling over possessions, words, health care, et al... 

as a race, we have forgotten that the ultimate gift is the gift of love. loving another as self.  caring for our fellow humans, wanting all to receive life, liberty, & a chance at happiness on this planet. 

when did tolerance, love, & compassion become "believe like me or shut the fuck up"??