Dec 4, 2009

Something to ponder.

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves. Leon Trotsky

I came upon this quote and it made me think. When you or I are put in a strange situation, you do reveal yourself. I see it everyday in our "new" society. I worked with a woman the other day who was in tears and begged the owner to stay because she hadn't made enough money to buy dinner for her family. Her tears were very real. I am starting to get angry. Are you getting angry? What the fuck has happened to our country? I am a survivor. Some people aren't. Whatever it takes I will do to make sure I don't sink on this ship. A guest told me tonight that there are two types of people, Bitches and Victims. Sadly I am seeing that mentality grow. I don't like it. I am one of those silly girls who still believes in humanity. I am starting to feel alone in my beliefs. How about you?


Lou said...

Reading your last couple posts, I think maybe it is the environment you are in? I hear what you are saying on the news and media, but I look around where I live and I see many people helping each other. There are many moral, good people doing the best they can.

The negative events are played over and over on the news. I don't watch TV.

I believe we must do our part as individuals. Most days that's all we can do. And pray.

Lori said...

Lou- I see the good too. But God do I get mad when I see the bad. It is probably because I am back in Baltimore. We, like many other major cities are suffering morally and spiritually. Lou I pray all the time. When I lived in the South I must admit, there were some very positive merits to living in a "small town". If Kenny would not have died, I probably would still be there. We had planned to grow old together there. I left because like most people, you go back to what you know. I think I write more positive post in the early am., not when I come home from work tired and grouchy, lol. Thanks for always being uplifiting.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I stubbornly believe in humanity, too, Lori, even when I don't see it in evidence much.

Lori said...

SB- If we give up, than there is nothing. Plain and simple.