What defines us, separates us. If you stop to to think about this statement, your actions on society, you will come to see that it is a fact that by whatever measure, we tend to define ourselves – by species, culture, gender, lifestyle, appearance or convictions – while doing this and becoming part of something, we are also detaching ourselves from the ones who believe otherwise.
What is baffling is that we do it in the blink of an eye, we could say – Im American – in a second you have detached yourself from the other 194 countries in the world. – Sure this is not a bad thing, the bad thing is the habit of choosing a side, a definition, without giving it a second thought. Essentially what is happened is that you have removed yourself from those who do not think alike – but its not the arabs fault for not being american, or viceversa.
If they suffer, it means nothing to us, for they are “something” else, beyond the reach of our compassion. We are who we are and they are who they are. There will be many who will go against this text, believing they do care about global affairs and have empathy towards others – what it boils down to is choice. –
Should you have a choice to choose under pressure or no pressure a side, which side would you choose? You will always choose a side because you are a fabric of the conditions of the society which you have chosen sides with.
Be free – Namaste.