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March 24, 2014

I cannot sit here and try and suggest that I have a clear and objective understanding of the complexity of how the human mind works.  I think I know what makes me happy—but do I really?  You may know—or think you know—what makes you happy, but do you really—and if you do know, why then do you do things that make yourself unhappy?  Have you ever thought of why some people overreact and make huge problems out of seemingly the most trifling of issues?  Have you ever asked yourself why even family members have such different personalities?  Why do some marriages and close relationships “work out” while others end in bitter conflicts, pain, and grief?  Or why do some people—even countries—seem to have lived peacefully side-by-side other countries—even countries so vastly different in culture and belief—why have these countries been able to live in peace while other countries—even miles apart—have fought others for as long as history itself?

May I suggest that it's the actions that we should be judging and not any one person?  All actions—good or bad—have consequences—and they should have.   When a person chooses to infringe upon the happiness and rights of others—yes, it seems to be human nature to judge that individual—but gain, I am not God—I do not know the mind of that person—I do not know why he or she would do such horrible things.  I do, however, know that the hurting of others cannot be permitted—even if by force if necessary—we as humans have a right—no, an obligation to make such acts that hurt others accountable for.

Having said that—that evil acts should not be permitted, and when so committed, that they should be answered for—I want to add that any person or people who have been “forcibly” withheld from hurting others should always be treated with respect and dignity.

I and everyone else has the right to live in peace and to search for happiness.  Should at any time another try to impede the happiness of others—this person or people should be stopped—even if by force if necessary.  Albeit, by force or any other method we obtain freedom or protection from wrongdoings by others, we must maintain respect for all people.  No one held in captivity for reasons of civil safety should be treated without humanity, respect, and dignity.—everyone—even our most dangerous enemies to our happiness should all be treated as we would want a son or daughter, husband or wife—or even ourselves—a person so imprisoned for our protection should be treated as we ourselves would want to be treated under such circumstances.

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