That which makes us most unique and interesting is that which others seek to crush…..
I don’t believe people consciously “crush” other people. Like I don’t think anyone wakes up thinking “I’m going to do everything in my power to make so-in-so’s life awful” (Unless there’s some serious psychological damage going on.)
But I do believe people who are depressed and/or have stress/issues that they can’t deal with are not able to understand people who aren’t depressed or angry at the world.
I believe this is what makes them rude and criticizing towards people who are in positions in their life to show their personality.
Being around people with a sense of humor who have a lot of interesting things to say when you just want to cry or can’t stop thinking about the drama in your life makes you feel worse for not being able to interact with those people. And this sometimes makes people frustrated and angry.
So when you say that which makes us most unique and interesting is that which others seek to crush… I don’t think they want to crush us at all, I think their just frustrated at the fact that they can’t and aren’t dealing with life the way we are and they need an outlet for that frustration which usually ends up being the person who brought about the frustration, aka you.
Thank you for your reply. I think we are in agreement, except for your use of the word “consciously”. I think some consciously attempt to crush, whilst many seek to do so unconsciously. For example, prejudice is an attempt to crush difference rather than accept and value it: how often is prejudice deeply ingrained and acted out unconsciously? How often do prejudiced people believe the “facts” they use to support their prejudice?
What we do consciously is far easier to challenge than that which what we do unconsciously.
Have you ever talked to someone who is highly prejudice or acts out maliciously? I’ve never met a mean person who was mean because they wanted to be. They just didn’t know any other way and their subconscious wouldn’t let them see any other way.
I think humans are infinite characters in infinite dimensions.
So if people are “evil” (IMO evil doesn’t exist) it’s because they want to be.
Personally, I find the concept of “evil” to be confusing. Evil seems to be something attributed to an outside force (demonic, satanic) rather than something within us. Also, if the way they behave is because they want to be that way, that can be by unconscious psychological drivers. mx:))
er… I don’t think so. Evil to me, and my society at the least, is simply a socially devised label to describe inhumanity or cruelty. So genocide, slavery, murder, rape, etc. are evil. That said, evil to me still doesn’t exist.
If I understand you correctly. “Evil is a socially devised label for something that does not exist”…… and ” Genocide etc are evil”…. but evil does not exist AND therefore people simply kill because they want to? Okay…. so what is your explanation for mass killing? mx:))