Rick Imamoto - 2000


Perhaps there is more to what makes sense than what we are capable of comprehending, at once on an individual basis, and again as a collective society.

If we can, let us be aware that we all make our own choices. Be it this, that or whatever, we always have a choice. If we claim we had no choice, then that in itself would be a choice.

Do we see things for what they are? Or do we see things in terms of how we choose to label people, situations and things? Labels like good and bad, right and wrong, and so on and so forth. Perhaps we could assume that we all have our own respective reasons for our own personal opinions. Perhaps it's all in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps it's anyone's guess.

Some of the choices some of us need to look at is how we choose to label things, situations and people and that which has or has not been expressed or done by others, and the resulting manner in which we choose to interpret these elements, as well as the resulting beliefs, doubts, ideas, opinions and reactions regarding motives, desired effects, intentions, all of which are highly intangible and very easily misconstrued. Anyone can look at any given situation honestly, but more often than not, there is a drastic difference between honest opinions and the Truth

It is highly unlikely that there will ever come a day when all beings agree upon the respective judgements of what is right and what is wrong. To consider the amount of times when so many of us thought we were right only to find we were wrong, can we acknowledge that there is oftentimes a drastic difference between honesty and Truth?

Can we hold ourselves responsible for our own reactions to the words and actions of others without justifying our own malicious actions in terms of blame or condemnation?

Let us keep watch upon ourselves and own up to our own emotional reactions and hope we recognize a distinct absence of malicious intent.


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