Originally Posted by Daniel
Personally, I can have compassion for Rekers, but as I see it, this isn't magic. Compassion does, however, help keep my inner aggressiveness from engaging, which is what 'be the change you seek' is all about- at least- as I understand it.
Will this circumstance bring Rekers to a place where he can see and feel the untold misery his actions have had on others? Perhaps. And perhaps not. But if - and when - that day comes, he will have to learn to have true compassion for himself.
Well said. And I think that without that kind of compassion, non-violent resistance is impossible. I guess the closest I can come to it is thinking that, misguided as Rekers' was, he probably thought
(or at least convinced himself
) that he was doing the right thing.