I am flawed.
You are flawed.
We are flawed, and we are not the only ones.
Everyone around you has flaws.
If they say they do not, then their immediate flaw is apparent.
Some have more than one. Some have way more than one.
Everyone has at least one enemy.
Conversely, everyone has at least one friend. Even if you don’t know who they are yet.
I believe that inside of each person there is a demon. It’s not a literal demon, but a metaphorical one. We all possess a tormentor. It dwells inside of each of us, and does its level best to exhaust us.
Everyone has a struggle.
Especially those who make it look easy.
Every person has the capacity for good.
Do not be fooled into believing that every good person cannot do bad.
Also, do not fall prey to the notion that those who represent law and order are good, or that they represent anything more than their own self-interest.
There is no good reason to hate even one person.
Love requires no reason to be freely given to all.
If we, as a so-called civilized society, cannot forgive others, then we are doomed to destruction.
There is no such thing as a hand-crafted sandwich. That’s useless ad-speak. You want handcrafting? Pick up a pair of knitting needles.
When someone starts shouting, it is imperative that you immediately become aware of your surroundings, because if there is shouting, then you are being handed a distraction. Don’t take it. Instead, step back and examine what is actually going on. Look for the left *and* the right hand.
Next time you’re watching the news, take note of how rapidly the moods of the anchors change between stories. It will give you insight into how sociopathic the media has become, and why you should be wary of not only what they say, but what they’re not saying. That half second of silence in between each segment speaks volumes.
Turn down the volume on your television. Television shows and commercials play loudly and constantly, in an effort to keep you from having any time to pause and consider what you’ve just watched. The goal is to keep you overwhelmed and off-balance.
Regardless of all these things, I want you to know that you are loved, and that I love you. There is no requirement for this love, no condition, no demand. No give and take. You don’t have to give me anything to receive this love, because love should be freely given. Kindness and compassion should be used as a soothing salve upon the abrasions and cuts that life deals us every day.
Until next time, my dear friends.
I am flawed.