Originally posted by JSR
reply to post by Kailassa
very insightfull post. but im curious. how is it that you are of that world, yet, have grown to despise it? or do you? U2 if you'd like, or
your story must be interesting.
There is often a terrible payment asked of the children of these families.
As the families are considered above reproach, and people sense danger in challenging them, the strong may prey on the weak as they please. Through
acceptance of crimes against them the children lose their sense of self worth, and become completely dependant on their family, who they must lie to
This causes disassociation from the world outside the family, as no-one else knows the reality this child is living in.
When the spirit is broken, the person seeks to fill the void by accumulating wealth and power, but what they have can never be enough. The loyalty of
shared secrets both holds each player in check and drives them forward as a well greased machine.
There was a child who couldn't break, who survived terrible things. This child knew that one is one's thoughts and one's actions, and chose those
actions and thoughts carefully, fearing to become a person she could not live with. She became many people, the child who bore the horrors only
appearing in one context, other personalities loving and laughing outside. God befriended her, as a laughing Krishna, and they played games and sang
songs together. Maybe just an imaginary friend, but it would hurt her still to say that. She hid in the forest, ancient trees full of the wisdom of
living wood protecting her.
The child asked for understanding, and was shown the histories of her tormentors. Looking inside, she could see her tormentors within her, and knew
she was no better. She was merely blessed, by being too alien for her family.
Look in the eyes of the worst people you know, and you will see lost and confused children inside, trying to deaden the pain by filling up their
Every time you can do good, impart knowledge or share love, give thanks.
In this game of life we need the bad guys, or there would be no game. Understand them as a loving God must do. Fight if you must, but forgive
yourself and your opponents later.
And be humble, because we can all play the bad guy sometimes.