It's because I'm in therapy at the moment, but sometimes I think we have to feel bad before we can do better (not saying I feel bad, just that it seems as though we have to feel our feelings without trying to change them before they change).
Is feeling anger or hate the problem? I don't think so. I think feeling these things and also feeling that one can't do anything about it is the problem.
Right now it feels as though anger, ignorance and hate are getting a lot of press, which seems to feed on itself, growing and growing like a tumor.
That said, I choose to believe that love and compassion are everywhere, even if we - at times - don't feel it or see it in the actions of others around us- on those god-damn talking-head cable programs and the blah blah blahing of politicians on the take so that they can get into office again and repeat the cycle.
Love and compassion- I believe- leads us to be outraged. And that's not a bad thing as long as there is a self-aware brain involved. That- I believe- can lead to the kinds of actions that can make a different. And that is why- David- you don't aren't violent.
Just came back from the grocery store at the Time Warner building here in NYC (where CNN is located). Who is standing out front? A bunch of our fellow citizens protesting for single payer health care. Their outrage has them doing something.
Know who I wanna see get angry? Pissed off? Obama. I know that in certain quarters an angry black man is considered verboten. But there is a time and an place for anger, isn't there? There is a time and a place to shake everyone to the core. A time to put up or shut up. A time to make a f'ing difference.
Yes We Can needs to change into ...
Be the love you seek.
Last edited by Daniel; 09-04-2009 at 01:01 PM.