I guess I would be considered soft by some (the loudest) of my countrymen. Due to the fact that I place value on all human life. It’s funny that even the holy text of our world leave workarounds to the words “thou shalt not kill” and “blessed are the peacemakers “. Still I sit here with clouds building up from the west. While little children scream and play across the street, as semi’s of commerce roll down the highway. But even this doesn't stop us from feeling jealousy and hate towards one another, as greed and judgement rots our very souls.
I suppose I could be justifiably angry at my situation. Depending on the generosity of others just to make ends meet. But it’s that same low opinion I project on others that I reflect back on myself. Each and everyone of us has our flaws, but it’s when we either ignore or can’t actually see them, that chaos erupts. When we don’t get our way we usually settle for the “nuclear option “, sound familiar? Often the struggle isn’t really with others, but with ourselves. The greed and jealousy we carry comes from someplace deeper, someplace inside of us. To take up arms against your neighbor may feel like the right option. But in most cases is it the best option? Turn the other cheek may sound like the cowards way out. But since when has dying for another become weakness.