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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:25 AM

33. I don't "excuse" the ignorant behavior of anyone

But as a Buddhist, I recognize that ignorance is at the root of all our problems. Everyone has the ability to be high-minded and nurture ethical morality, how we treat one another. Everyone can choose to work on eradicating their anger, hatred, false pride, and ego-cherishing. Everyone can aspire to have compassion and tolerance and patience. But do they?

The hardest thing to do is to have compassion for people we don't like. Compassion is not the same as getting a free pass for bad behavior. Justice is a virtue. Eventually the consequences of bad behavior bear fruit in bad outcomes.

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