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By blogdog, November 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment
could be worse
By MeHere, November 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm Link to this comment
Gerard, thanks for your compassionate posts.
One answer to the question you pose: It surely isn’t strength that which makes
people callous and mean-spirited. It is usually fear, poor self-esteem, unhealthy
personal development. They are often profoundly weak and the only way they can
make up for it is by wearing uniforms and carrying weapons, acquiring big titles,
wealth, anything that, in their mind, puts them above the rest. Any kind of
identification with suffering, helpless people is very disturbing to them. By the
way, this doesn’t mean that those who have achievements or gain some form of
recognition are callous.
By gerard, November 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm Link to this comment
Exactly! I thought the same in a different context:
Complaining about the “unhealthy living conditions” the “filth” “rape” and such at Zuccoti Park while for years and years totally ignoring the “unhealthy living conditions”, “filth” “rape” and such among the hundreds of thousands of helpless homeless people throughout the country, “camping” out day and night, year after year. Hypocrisy compounded by self-chosen ignorance. The answer lies in the question: What makes so many people so callous and mean-spirited that they do nothing to improve conditions for those who are desperate for help?