I have been thinking lately about the myriad of hypocrisies in my own little world.
The essence of right and wrong means that one wrong cannot be “wrong-er” than another. All things are equally right or wrong.
Killing someone is wrong. Secretly hating someone is the equivalent.
Stealing a car is wrong. Keeping a CD someone else made of illegally downloaded music is just as bad.
Taking control of someone else’s life by abducting them and exploiting them is wrong. Manipulating someone to get them to do what you want is no better.
But how can that be? How can it be that something seemingly harmless is on par with a horrific crime?
Well, the only difference is how obvious the results of your actions are. You may think illegal downloading hurts no one… but what about all the people effected by not getting their fair share of the music’s proceeds?
You may think that hating secretly only effects you, but what if that person commits suicide because no one bothered to see beyond their faults and love them?
How many people have I killed? How many people have I stolen from? How many manipulated persons fill a slave quarter in my life?
…..Just a thought…….