JUSTIFIED CRUELTY

It is remarkable to me, how cruel we can all be when we are able to justify it to ourselves.

How a normally good, well-intentioned person can become cruel, a bully, even evil, because they believe they are on the side of the righteous. I see it on the "right". I see it on the "left". I see it in myself. We are all guilty of it.

This is not a "can't we all just get along" post. I urge you all to care. I urge you all to chase your passions. I even urge you to be angry! Above all though, I urge you to be compassionate. I urge you to embrace empathy. To consider the consequences of your actions, and take care you don't become what you hate. It's easier than you think.

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Be kind. Be careful.

Dominic DaviComment