To be or not to be

I find myself constantly surprised at the rudeness and selfishness of people I encounter on a daily basis.  I’m not sure why it continues to surprise me, but it does.  Could it be that I want to believe that within every person there is some good?  That at everyone’s base, there is a decent human being?  Or maybe I’m setting the standard based on who I am.  I am not tooting my own horn when I say that.  I simply find that it mostly comes natural to me to think of others…I mean, don’t get me wrong; I have my bad days too.  What has gone wrong with people? How did they get this way?  Honestly, it has taken a toll on me.  I find on same days it makes me sad…but more often than not, it makes me put on layer after layer of protection so to speak.  I find myself avoiding people because, perhaps, I don’t want to continue to lose faith in them.  I also find myself  becoming increasingly cynical.  I know it isn’t right…but I’m just being real with you all.  The reality is that I am not helping the world if I don’t get back out into it and help diffuse the selfishness and rudeness with kindness and thoughtfulness.   What has happened to the Golden Rule?–Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Any thoughts from any readers out there?


3 thoughts on “To be or not to be

  1. We have taken GOD out of the classroom, out of the courthouse and out of the government. No human being is inherently “good.” People are not sinners because they sin. People sin because they are sinners.

    It hurts GOD when people are rude or cruel or selfish. It hurt Him so much He sent His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our sin.

    You are hurt by sin because the Holy Spirit lives in you; so you feel what GOD feels.


  2. I completely understand becoming more cynical. It’s your age and maturity level that causes that. (same thing has happened to me). We have lost our little girl-ish idealism and naïveté to a large degree. We are seeing the world for what it is more and more. I am so much more suspicious of others these days. I distrust people.

    You do a lot of traveling and I think that you are probably exposed to more rude behavior because of that. Dont you think?

    Martin and I dream of one day living in a remote area and going days without seeing anyone but each other. 🙂


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