For a change

These days, when you read or hear about someone being murdered, what happens? What happens when you hear that someone had an accident, and that person did not make it out alive? This is what happens. Outwardly, we are like, “poor person”. But what we are really thinking is, “I am glad that it was not me”. It is sad how cold-hearted we can be. How, on most cases, we have no real pity, just our wellbeing in mind. In this world, we have grown so used to violence causing death, that our ability to feel pity and compassion towards others is fading, or if we feel pity, it is only for ourselves.
It is painful to see how low we have fallen. We were once a compassionate race, supporting our brothers in their grief, helping them to carry the burden of death on our shoulders. We where one, morning together for the loss of a brother or sister. Just look at us now, without pity for others; just selfishly, for ourselves. I remember that day, when I learned that a pilot was flying in the middle of a storm, in Guatemala, and he crashed in a volcano. Of course, he didn’t make it out alive, and I actually had met that man. Sure, not for long, but I met him all the same, and did I feel anything when I learned about his death? I wish I could say otherwise, but I only felt relief knowing that it wasn’t me. I also met a man who also was a pilot, and he piloted stunt planes. In one of his shows, he miscalculated a stunt, and his plane went down, and he died. I did not know him much, but still. When my father told me that he had died, I was like “I am so sorry for his family, and for him,” but again, I only felt relief that it was not me. It is a shame, because this false pity is second nature. I mean, I new those two men who died, and I only felt relief that it was not me, for God’s sake! I should have felt sorry, and sad, since they where my brothers, in a sense, and yet, the only emotion in my heart was relief to know that it was not me who had perished. This false pity is second nature to all of us. When we say that we are sorry for the loss of someone, we only do it because it is the right thing to do, and not because we feel the pain and loss or that we actually feel compassion towards the person who died, or his family. This false pity is the reason for why there is so much violence. When someone murders someone else, he has no pity. He is only thinking “I will kill him, and so what? Who cares if he dies anyway?’’ We just do not care anymore, we do not care if someone dies from an accident or from a murder, and we do not care to know why or how did it happen, or who did it. Why do you think that some decades back, there was not as much violence as there is now? Back then, people still had the ability to feel pity and compassion towards others.
In this world, we have grown so used to violence causing death, that our ability to feel pity and compassion towards others is fading, or if we feel pity, it is only for ourselves. No matter how much it costs us, we must learn to feel pity and compassion towards others once again. This false pity must end. The only ones being tricked by feeling this false pity, is ourselves, no-one else. If our ability to feel pity; I mean real pity; fades, nothing will be left. We will only be shells of what we ones were. We will loose our humanity, or what ever of it we have left. Our ability to feel pity and compassion towards others is what makes us human. Why do you think that God forgives us when we sinn, if we ask for his forgiveness? It is because of pity, he knows that we have a tendency to sin, and so he forgives us. We must let go of the lie that we have lived, this false pity, we must learn to feel real pity, as it was before, as others have before us. We must learn to feel pity ones again. We must do it for us. We must do it because it is the only way forward. We must do it for a change.

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