Also I noticed today that when many people are searching for a reference point for ‘bad people/the scum of the earth’ they talk about drug addicts and prostitutes. I don’t—I can’t—how to you yank compassion out of a person without a soapbox?
The first step toward change is actually accepting where you are right now. No more rejecting reality because it doesn’t match up with my expectations. I’ve got to take what the world has to offer and make of it what I can. Hating the world for the injustice and lack of compassion amongst humans has been a wonderful, safe cocoon for the past 23 years, but it’s time to accept that life isn’t what I thought it would be. But that doesn’t mean I can’t work to change that. All I have control over is myself and my actions. The rest, I just have to accept and work around.