Profound SADNESS. Gut wrenching OUTRAGE. Questions with no satisfying answers. These are my reactions when faced with the horrific atrocities my fellow human beings to do each other. I try to distance myself from the violence by reminding myself that I am a good person, that those who I love are known as kind and loving human beings, and that it’s only a small percentage of the seven billion people on earth who commit extreme acts of hatred. Distance, however, is mollifying and numbing, not contributing to changing anything.
I want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE for the GOOD. I want my life to count on the side of LIFE ENHANCING VALUES AND BEHAVIOR. I do not want to annihilate anyone who disagrees with me or is different from me. Yet, I recognize and have to admit the instinctual human tendencies in me toward angry flare ups and murderous thoughts. What can I do? First CONTINUALLY TRANSFORM THE TERRORIST INSIDE ME, then CONTRIBUTE TO ALL THE GOODNESS in the world.
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Joyce Ann Tepley