When it is difficult to accept the other.
This is the thirteenth in a series of posts reflecting on the general decline of civility. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
Difficult to accept the other. This acceptance inevitably has its defects and its qualities. It’s a common mistake to think that humans are perfect machines without their weaknesses. Firstly, because it’s totally subjective, and secondly, because it’s impossible. We are imperfect, we have to admit it and accept it. Does this mean that we can’t improve ourselves? I don’t think so. We have come a long way since the days of great conquests and wars. Man used to wage war to solve important problems. Nowadays, thanks to respective basic education, we can expect that solving our problems is possible without violence.
It is in this spirit that I am writing this series of posts. I want people to make the effort to see that the other person is imperfect, but that they can improve. This philosophy has long helped me to see the world in a new light. In my intellectual youth, that is, in my early twenties, I was outraged by the imperfection of the world and had not lived enough to experience the challenges of being an adult human myself. Today, I see a world that has all the makings of a perfect world, even in these difficult times, the solution is in the care we take of others.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on May 26, 2021 by Coach Danny