Ah, a beautiful piece of art!
Ah, a beautiful series of stories!
Ah, a beautiful series of songs!
As I marvel at my favorite works of art,
My ears and eyes catch words of disagreement,
And fellow fans’ words of vengeful disrespect towards them.
This isn’t the first time I’ve encountered this,
This self-centered attitude towards those who don’t appreciate
The pieces of art that amaze us.
That prideful attitude is a saddening thing, you know,
And I’m talking about the attitude,
Not the people.
Hate the sin, not the sinner.
The sin and the sinner are two different things.
Some people mistake one for the other,
And they end up losing appreciation
Just because of someone else’s prideful altercation.
While you sink your mind and soul into the hateful discussion,
You’re missing the beauty of the art that left you a great impression!
Besides, what others think of a piece of art is beyond your control!
How other people react to those opinions is beyond your control!
Still, what you think of what I’m saying is beyond my control,
I hope that you would listen to what I would like to say:
Respect others’ opinions, even if you disagree with them.
Your opinion on an artwork should only come from you yourself, you know!
It may be a hard and bitter pill to swallow,
But it’s something that we must take
To make the world a better place!
I won’t force you to believe me.
I can’t even control how you would react to this!
I am just an influence,
Hoping that you would choose the right way.
While I hope that you would respect other people and their opinions,
And keep on appreciating your favorite works of art,
I shall remind myself again:
Respect others’ opinions while appreciating your favorite works of art, Tobby!