The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep

Just take a moment to observe the people moving about in the world around you. In traffic. In line at the grocery store. At work. People are so ugly to each other. So selfish. So mean. It’s everywhere. They have no respect for one another, and they think it’s necessary. People have come to believe that they must put themselves first – above and ahead of everyone else. We are convinced that this is the way of the world, and we justify this ugliness by telling ourselves that everyone else is ugly, too. Reflect on this for a moment.

Kill or be killed. Look out for number one. If I don’t, someone else will.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Life shouldn’t be this intolerable. And it can all be different if we are willing to acknowledge exactly two things:

The world isn’t full of bad people, it’s full of sad people.