God fucking sakes
I try so hard to be compassionate
And it is always hardest to be compassionate to those that lack compassion themselves
that’s not to say I’m wasting my own compassion on them
It just feels that way sometimes.
There was this video that went viral recently of a man shaving on a New Jersey train. When I saw it I saw no issue with his actions. I was completely nonplused. I really didn’t even get why their was a video; much less why it went viral. In fact, why people get their chonies all bunched up over idiotic things like this that don’t really concern or involve them and aren’t hurting anyone will never cease to amaze me.
But it’s ok to ride on the transit with thief’s, killers, rapists, bigots, etc. They act and look “adequate”; behave within the confines of normalcy. So that’s fine; but this poor schlep gets the brunt of someone’s self-righteous pomp and others seemed to happily chime in with agreement.
Why? Do people seriously not realize that most sociopath/psychopaths go out of their way to look presentable and act normal and even charismatic. At the very least they try to blend in and not bring attention to themselves. It’s only the mentally incompetent, or truly psychotic and deranged that behave irrationally, unpredictably and far outside normal parameters.
But this guy….. cut the man some slack. Frankly, I was not at all surprised to hear he had a sad back story for why he was shaving on the bus. Had that person videotaping him had some compassion and maybe used their phone to provide a mirror for his use instead of a tool for humiliation then he would not have had to suffer the additional burden of having to justify his behavior to a bunch of people who don’t deserve it.
This is why I let people believe whatever they want about me. This is why I don’t give 3 fucks what people say about me. This is why I hold my head up when some people seem to think I should slither away into some crevice reserved for those they deem unworthy. Because you know what??
It is no one’s job to judge me. That we have magistrates, police and bureaucracies to enforce asinine rules; half of which are unnecessary and the other half are simply common sense and common decency based. Which entitled and idiotic people seem to want to always impose on other people only. Which I say don’t even need to be imposed at all in a world ruled by compassion.
Which is the entire premise of this rant……
How hard is it to show compassion? How hard is it to pitch in instead of bitch about something? To lend a hand instead of simply passing judgment. To lead with your fucking heart and not come at things with a “how does this affect me?” mentality but rather a “how can I make a difference?” or “how can I help?” or at the very least “how would I like to be treated; where that me or mine or something/someone I cared about?”
Gee. I don’t know. What’s it going to take for humanity to fucking start acting HUMANE?!?!?!!!