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Thursday, August 04, 2011

For What Will I Use My Voice ??

"Remember that the first step is not to speak ill of others. All human beings have weaknesses and faults. They have their imperfections. Therefore, before trying to find faults in others and speaking ill of them, try to find your own weaknesses and correct those." 

I will never understand why we don't wish others well. I don't understand the lack of understanding. Is there ever a need for being unkind? Can't my voice be used for some other purpose?

As much as I may disagree with someone, as much as I may not agree with their point of view or decisions they make, is there ever a need to not wish someone well as they move on in their life?  When someone departs one difficult spot in life for another more appropriate location, is there ever a reason to not want the best for them?  Don't we want everyone to be happy and successful and peaceful in the quiet spots of their life?  I just don't see the long-term success of slinging mud at someone. 

Perhaps I'm wrong. 


BosGuy said...

I agree with you and your post is eerily similar to one I typed a couple of days ago called civility.

I was inquiring what happened to people being civil to each other. Considering your profession and the nasty reputation for bad behavior from passengers on planes, perhaps this is a question you ask yourself on a daily basis.

For the record - even people I disagree with or dislike I don't wish ill. I don't appreciate that kind of outlook.

Jonna said...

Have you been reading too much political commentary? I get these feelings whenever I read the US news. Clearly none of these politicos had a mother like mine or they would have learned to modulate their public voice.

CJ/Rick said...

No. There's no need at all. It's just one of our many transgressions.
Have a good week!

Homer said...

I find it difficult to wish hate-filled people like Maggie Gallagher or Rick Santorum well.

Ur-spo said...

I try to remember the Dali Lama urging us to compassion, always. I was taught too to 'go from the 3rd chaukra' which means despite everything go towards some element of care - and people have a chance to reciprocate.

Hard stuff.

Bridge Journey said...

I wish the majority of our fellow man (women) would come from this point of view. We could be using our energies for much more positive outcomes!

Will said...

Somewhere along the road, we left being a society that valued each other and became a society of put downs and snark. I always associate this shaft with Don Rickles whose "humor" was based on a deep hostility toward people and an abrasive delivery. I think it is a sad way to live and has cheated us out of a lot of positive human contact.

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

The worst thing my great grandmother used to say about anyone was, "Oh, they're not my cup of tea."