Humans And Humanity

16 Apr

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love are the four basic emotions we feel in life. One cannot exist without the other and all four overlap to make up the human existence.

You can’t have love without feeling pleasure and you can’t be happy without knowing sorrow.

I am writing this to shed some light on the world we live in and this thing we call HUMANITY.

In the wake of the Boston marathon bombing yesterday, The Dark Knight theatre shooting and the Newtown shooting it’s hard to believe in humanity. In fact, I wouldn’t blame you for cursing the human race and simply writing people off as mean spirited and evil.

However, in times of tragedy, a spotlight in shined upon everyday heroes. People who are no different than you or I. People who remind us that in times of sorrow, pain and devastation- there is still good in this world.

A goodness that lies within most people. A goodness that keeps us going. A goodness worth fighting for.

Pleasure and Love walk hand in hand.

Happiness comes from sorrow.

One cannot exist without the other.

Just like humanity can not exist without humans. Without us.

So many people see tragedies like this Boston bombing and say they are appalled by the lack of humanity shown in people these days. But they are a person. YOU are a person. Where is your humanity? Change starts with you.

If you want to see more humanity in this world, be more humane.

Simple as that.

Bad things will always happen and sometimes to good innocent people. But it’s how we react to these horrible events, how we learn from them, change from them, grow from them.. that will define us as humans.

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xo

TJ

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10 Responses to “Humans And Humanity”

  1. frequentneed April 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    This is great

  2. The Other Watson April 17, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    Well said!

  3. taurusingemini April 17, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Because there’s a balance of things, when there’s good, there’s ALSO evil, because IF the evil is absent, then, the good doesn’t get “brought out”, and, this world is in need of hope, and you’re right on it’s HOW we handle these difficulties, instead of dwelling on what had occurred that’s important. Well thought out!!!

  4. Fahdah Away April 17, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Stands are necessary, thanks.

    • Taylor Devost April 18, 2013 at 5:32 am #

      Absolutely, they are! Thank YOU for reading. xx

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    • Taylor Devost April 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      Aw wow, thank you so much!! That means a lot. I hope you continue to read my blog! xox

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