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Response to Jake Stern (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:10 AM

26. The real answer is that they are ignorant

Ignorant in the Buddhist sense. Ignorant in their beliefs that somehow they are better than "those people." Ignorant that they do not understand that we are all connected. Ignorant in their habit of self-cherishing and lack of empathy for others. Ignorant in understanding that all people everywhere want to be happy and content and live a peaceful life.

I'm afraid that it often times takes a deep shock of suffering for a kid like that (and his parents also) to understand and empathize with the suffering of others. To feel the intense pain and humiliation of losing a job, or the pain of seeing his children go hungry, or sleep homeless somewhere, or have the suffering of physical pain and not be able to see a Dr. Suffering like that it what it takes for kids like that to grow up and see the light and understand the suffering of others.

You can bet that kid gets an earful of ignorance and hatred from his parents at home. Babies aren't born hating. They are taught to hate. Hatred is poison.

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