Humanity does not learn from it’s history and seems doomed to repeat it.
The repetition is a matter of awareness and the limitations of time.
In a generation’s lifespan, the members may grow wise,
yet before the knowledge can be shared to the young,
the old face their demise, death.
The younger generation are still learning, growing, developing
-Emotionally Mentally Physically Spiritually.
Learning from their mistakes until becoming Elderly also..
They too will pass, seemingly tragically too soon..
Clean rinse repeat, clean rinse repeat ad infinitum…
It seems to me that
on a personal level, One almost has to KNOW HATE, EXPERIENCE HATE
to know HOW TO TRULY LOVE..
ONE HAS TO TRESPASS OTHERS, TO KNOW TRUE FORGIVENESS..
Sure it is easy to read in a book that
ONE HAS TO DIE TO KNOW ETERNAL LIFE..
but the knowing comes in Experience of the Phenomena.
People seem framed by their ethnicity, skin pigment, religious beliefs, and by
personal life experiences.
Let’s say, an individual leads a moral ethical life
and stands in a church with one hundred other parishioners, who also
on a personal level, lead perfectly ethical existences.
The problem lies that as a WHOLE, the Church..the group
have no AWARENESS of their GROUP BEHAVIOR, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE
THE GROUP IS IMMORAL.
So it is with HISTORY, as a WHOLE, the United States
-a country of 300 MILLION PEOPLE-
has no Group Experience and Awareness in relation to the Past,
perhaps no conscience, no understanding of it’s context in time.
Generations grow, and some develop awareness, personally and as a whole.
Some help to uplift others, out of stewardship, to benefit the many before dying.
As a final note, I have thought at times
that People should not have written a Bill of Human Rights,
that it should never have been written that Humans are born with
CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS. So many have suffered..
it is so FRUSTRATING because SO MANY HAVE BEEN DENIED THEIR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.
I have felt like to fight my complicity in that, I will only be knocked down again
like a bowling pin..Throwing my hands in the air, sighing in defeat, burying my head between my legs..
but there is HOPE BECAUSE. ..
I believe.. ONE DOES NOT DAMN VIRTUE AND IDEALS BECAUSE THEY HAVE YET TO BE REALIZED FOR ALL..
the fault is not the VIRTUE/IDEALS IN THEMSELVES..
It is as if, a Person Does Not Damn the IDEA OF LOVE,
just because they have personally failed at it.
Importance lies in STRIVING TOWARD THESE IDEALS AND VIRTUES.
Two Lovers get together, decide what they both want to get out of their lives together,
describe their wishes, and then strive together toward the agreed upon ideal goal/life
THEN PROCEED TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY CAN COME TO REALISTICALLY ACHIEVE IT.
So as a culture with an awareness of a group conscience,
let’s strive towards the Ideal, to be Virtuous…
and has been famously said,
some may not get there with you….
but let’s PROCEED!!!
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