I I believe that is why a few

I believe that
forgiveness is possible but is a journey. As long as there are relationships,
there will need to be forgiveness. People are not perfect thus they make
mistakes. Forgiveness is a powerful part of our community. Many people don’t
feel that they can truly move on until they have been given forgiveness. A life
lived without forgiveness is a life of real pain. Forgiveness has a place for
everyone, regardless of age or level of hurt. Today there is a lot of hurt in
the world. People are out of work. Families are struggling to keep everything
going, and many of our politicians and institutions seem to have let us down.
Like I said no one is perfect so everyone has something that they can be
forgiven for and that they must forgive. Marianne Williamson once said “Forgiveness
is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted. And yet, there is no peace without
forgiveness.” I believe that is why a few of the victim’s wives decided to meet
the man that killed their husbands. They wouldn’t completely feel past that
situation until they see the sincerity in the mans voice that he was truly
sorry.

Most
citizens are to blame for what happens in the systems of exploitation and
extermination. If the people that wanted change actually spoke up and tried to
make a change, then something different would happen. We can’t just sit back
and expect something to change without anyone taking initiative. Just so
happens that a lot of the time, the ones with evil intentions are the ones that
aren’t afraid to step up and complete a task that they believe in. I believe
that majority of people are not on the evil side so if we had enough people to
counter them, nothing bad would happen in our world.

 I do not believe that all Germans were to
blame for the holocaust but a large majority of them are to blame. The evil Nazi
ideology did not come out of no where. It was willed by the people and carried
out by the people. Hitler would not have been able to carry out his plan without
the support of many others. You can never blame the entire population because
not everyone shares the same views. I realize that most of the time the people
that are less fortunate and want the change do not have the platform or money
to make a big enough change. At least that’s the way it seems. An example could
be that if you are walking down the street and one ant tries to bite you, it
wouldn’t be a problem for you to take it down. But, if 10,000 ants were trying
to attack, it would be a much harder fight. Ants are a perfect example of an
animal that knows how to work together. Humans need to grasp the idea that the
more people that work together, the higher chance we have of making a change.

It
is natural to fear people or things that are foreign, strange, or bizarre to
us. It is a completely natural instinctive reaction to fear things we do not
know. When it comes to xenophobia, that is a real phobia, it is different to
actually be diagnosed with a phobia and to just not like people of different
races or countries. This phobia may be looked at as more of a crime or act of
racism but is a real diagnosis. I do not think that it is imbedded in all
westerners because I sure as heck do not have this phobia and neither do any of
my friends or family. I could understand people fearing other races or people
form other parts of the world a very long time ago just because they had never
seen or met them thus they did not know what to expect. But in todays age where
many people are mixed races and we live in a city that is very diverse I cannot
grasp the idea of hating someone because they are from a different country.

I believe that we do
have moral obligations to the people of the rest of the world. Most people
believe that when someone has no money, that they probably did not work or miss
managed their money. But you must have money to mismanage your money. The concept that these poor people are
all lazy is also a fallacy. Most people never had the opportunity to succeed
because they were born into a situation where they did not have the resources
to succeed. Statistics show that the majority of our poverty rates are from
people who work full time for minimum wage. People that grow up less
fortunate may not have food to eat or a car to get around. We are morally obligated to help those in
need; To say that we aren’t is like deciding that one person’s life is more
important and more valuable than another’s and you feel you’re simply better
than that poor person who needs food stamps to feed her child. You cannot truly
hold a moral standard unless you have a personal relationship with the idea of
struggle and what that means for those around you, those in your communities
and those sharing the world with you. Denying basic human dignity to people you
may believe are beneath you is just a ignorant way of approaching the world.
This is the only reason why I can slightly understand the people that don’t
feel like they are obligated to help other people around the world. They have
never experienced the struggle themselves, so they do not realize what others
are going through. I know It is easy to realize that there are so many people
that are less fortunate than us as Americans but not everyone is sharp enough
to see this.