…as movies and overeating — away from the internet. Yawning and checking the headlines this morning, I was startled, horrified, to see the picture above — toddlers being tear-gassed. I asked myself what many of you probably did: “is this who we’ve become? Or is this, perhaps, who we always were?”
Do you ever wonder, Umair, if some people just lack the capacity for morality? One of the most profound books I have ever read was Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl) — in which he posits that we judge people by race, gender, religion, etc, when perhaps what we should be judging by is capacity for evil.
He believed that roughly half of us have the capacity for evil, and I can’t help but think of Trump saying it was “very safe” tear gas. Very safe. As I shake my head that any grown ass adult would say that about toddlers being tear gassed, I think about Frankl’s words.
It seems to me the problem isn’t so different than watching children on the playground. There are bullies and there are the bullied. As a whole, we need to do a better job at getting bullies out of power.
Great read — thanks! :)