Thoughts on Hate

They say that anger is what pain and fear look like when they show themselves in public. An animal threatened, lashing out to intimidate and diffuse the threat. A preemptive strike. Protecting self, covering insecurities that whisper “they will win, we will lose.” Coming from a mindset of scarcity. This country belongs to me and […]

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I guess the difference is that we used to worship gods that created us. Our Father. Our mothers, aunts, and uncles. Sometimes disappointed (rightfully so.) Sometimes capricious, sometimes wrathful, sometimes proud. Not always good parents, sometimes absent, sometimes selfish. But parents. Parents who created us and felt responsible for us. Parents who maybe sometimes hated […]

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  Give friendship, give trust freely and without cause- Make fast friends, slow enemies. If others hurt you, take advantage of you, persevere: Succeed even when they stack all odds against you. Forgive others who harm you, but remember to protect yourself in the future. Keep your expectations low and be prepared to do it […]

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Hold Back

It’s the not knowing that really gets you- Infinite possibilities to sort- Always wondering which of them is true, A ship trying to dock without a port. Not knowing what they say when you leave the room Not knowing what they think in their mind’s eye When they smile at you but look away too […]

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Thoughts on Morality

The guiding tenets of my moral beliefs to a large extent can be distilled into two well known ideas. The first is the golden rule: treat others the way you wish to be treated. The next is, when considering an action, even if insignificant, ponder if the world would be better or worse if everyone […]

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