It has been a month. Terrorists attacks and assorted other bullshit. Goddamn.
Some day the world brings you down, you know.
In more upbeat news, I read the Dhammapada recently, and two quotes really stuck out:
“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule."
"Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth."
Life has always been shitty and hard. People have always had the capacity to be violent, shitty fuckwads. Our grandparents put up with shit we wouldn't believe. Their grandparents put up with stuff they wouldn't have believed. A hundred years ago women couldn't vote. 150 years ago blacks were slaves. It gets better, and we need to keep fighting to make it better, but it is never going to be perfect.
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