My So Called Life - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Embrace life -- both the sweet days and the bitter...embrace the joy and the sadness...the successes and the defeats -- for all of these things, both good and bad, have made you who you are.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Humanity - A Dying Trait

“Never take a person's dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.” Frank Barron

How often have we attacked someone for no reason other than to embarrass or tear them down to nothing more than a speck...a grain of sand...something so small and so insignificant, that no matter how small we are or feel, compared to them, we will feel or seem bigger, better, and badder than the biggest bad-asses this world has ever seen....

Hmmm....make sense...???

In my estimation it takes more energy to be negative than to be positive...maybe I am wrong...maybe some people are built for negativity...built to attack...built to tear down...built to manipulate and reduce the confidence of others into nothing more than a melting lump of playdoh....

I actually feel sad for them...they are the same people who hide their candlelight and do not share it with others to light their wicks, for fear that lighting someone else's candle will put out their own...little do they know that by lighting someone else's candle, in building up someone else you magnify and increase your own light...

It can take a lifetime to repair that which can be torn down in one second with the opening of one's lips and the passing of words through one's mouth...and yet the damage done is exponential in comparison to the effort used in speaking them...

I guess I just do not understand...I mean I know that we have all had those moments when we have been far less than perfect...those moments when we have attacked, yelled, screamed, destroyed, and hurt others....for some of us, those moments are the exception...for others, it seems to be the rule...

But what is gained...what is gained in reducing the life of someone else into a soundbite that gets a few laughs...a soundbite that may or may not be true..that may or may not have any actual relevance to their life...

Where is the humanity in that....where is the humanity in many things nowadays....

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