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Originally posted by WakeUpAndLive
I had this same realization some years back. I had it for different reasons though. It started when I realized that I was put into situations where I acted on what I thought was best, and still had to do hurtful things. I know that I'm a good person, and that I try to do what is best for everyone these days, but at any given time, our actions are determined by our circumstances and the personalities we were born with. I have now come to understand that life puts us all in bad situations from time to time. The situation at hand is irrelevant. We all arrive in our situations in the same way, be it random or decided before birth. Therefore, people of all kinds of personalities who are all in different positions deserve compassion and understanding. We are all a product of our circumstances, and so our flaws and strengths are beyond. Instead of demonizing people who "make mistakes", realize that at any given time, everyone is acting on what they believe to be best. Even murderers, rapists, and other ill people. Imagine the amount of abuse and mental sickness it takes for someone to believe that rape or murder is their best option. Therefore, the best method is forgiveness and understanding.
I understand these truths, but there are many who don't. When I talk about being understanding, many people say that its just making excuses for those who are at fault. If you are one of these people, I ask you this. What determined your personality at birth? What determined what you liked and disliked? Why were you different from other kids? We are all born with different ways of perceiving and reacting. And we all have unique circumstances in life, whether you compare your life to yours brothers life, or someone across the world. No ones life is the same, and therefore we cannot harshly judge anyone. Keep your inner peace through forgiveness and understanding.
Originally posted by hellspark according to wiki the number of humans that ever lived is somewhere between 100 and 115 billion. It makes a lot of lives to live