Archive for September, 2005

Violence and Personal Awareness

Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who could not understand why there was so much violence in the world. It confused her when she saw those who could not defend themselves get bullied by those who could. She did not understand why those who spoke out truthfully and who strived for excellence were belittled or viciously attacked, why hard work was destroyed, and why young children full of astonishing gifts could be tortured or abused. This young girl was a loving child. She had vim and vigor. She did not understand the wrath of man or woman. This young girl, whose life was consumed by defending her weak peers from the strong oppressors, changed one day. She became the victim, the bullied, the weak; unable to defend herself against the strong. After a trauma, one that she may not have understood and we may never discover, she became what she loathed – violent.