If we think about the vast majority of human problems, both on a personal and on a worldwide scale, it seems that they stem from an inability to feel sincerely involved with others, and to put ourselves in their place. Violence is inconceivable if everyone is genuinely concerned with the happiness of others. – Matthieu Ricard
Absolutely and that’s why “us and them” shit will never get us anywhere and in my saying so I get attacked for even suggesting psychiatrists are human—as we all are. It’s a mad mad world.
Hatred will only entrench us deeper into the hell. I’ve been cursed and metaphorically spit on when one person disdainfully called me a “bridge builder.” As though that was a horrible, horrible thing. It was the first close relationship I made on the internet that ended badly because I dared not hate enough in this person’s estimation.
I won’t stop communicating with anyone who will listen regardless of their degree, history or current occupation. If you want to hate me for that you go right ahead and do so. I won’t hate you back. I understand the rage…and I feel it too…I simply attempt to take responsibility for it.
And it doesn’t mean I condone crimes committed by those I might communicate with either. You need not condone something and you can still not hate.
I believe in the power of human beings to change. To wake up. To see their errors. I’ve done it myself. I need to do more of it myself. Who am I to condemn those who simply have different blind spots than I have??