Musings of a Palestinian Princess: Why are you better than me?

Musings of a Palestinian Princess

I'm just your average princess just under occupation...

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Why are you better than me?

Everyone on the planet is in exactly the same state of moral worth, because we are all doing the best we can with what we have. Poor upbringings cause many people to not have much to do their best with, but hey, that's life. Criminals, terrorists believe they are powerless, so breaking the social contract is the only way they think they can get what they need and manage to feel somewhat powerful. They think they are doing what is good for the better of what they know.

People without that hang-up can see that cooperation and respect are really how things get accomplished, but both of these types of people are simply trying to live a fulfilling life using the methods that they think have the best chance of working. So you see, people are basically good. They are all trying to do their best. They often just need some help overcoming inner demons and behavior patterns that aren't really working for them.

Obviously, we are all in the same boat. You are doing the best you can with what you have. You are already living the most moral and correct life you know how to live. There is no more that you can do at this moment to be a better person. You are already a good person. You do not have to strive every moment to be better than it is possible for you to be. Smile at yourself. You're OK.

This goes for everybody... For all of you so quick to point fingers and call this person or that person a terrorist, needs to live in their shoes. How can you be so quick to judge someone when you do not live there life?

They are just doing your best with what they have. What you can do is learn where your blind spots are. Watch others. People who at first glance are just plain old bad people are on further investigation suffering from horrendous misconceptions about how the world works. You also have misconceptions about the best way to get what you want. Find those misconceptions and wake up!

No one is perfect not even the wonderful, glorious west.

7 Comments:

At Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:03:00 PM, Blogger Innocent_Criminal said...

I appreciate where your "heart" is on this one. But the fact is things are not so black and white, it’s the same old story nature vs. nurture. I believe the truth lies somewhere in between but much closer to nurture. But some people are just plain bad, whether one views them as mentally disturbed or just "evil" the outcome is still the same. Yes there is inherent good in all of us, but there is also the inherent bad.


Tarek
http://innocent-criminal.blogspot.com/

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:22:00 PM, Anonymous amazed by it all said...

Why are Muslims always destroying and burning things when they get mad? Remember those poor people who dies on the ship near Egypt a little while ago? Well, their families organized a riot and destroyed the company that managed the ship - burned them to the ground. Embassys in several countries were burned to the ground. You know what? A truly amazing news headline would be "Muslims angered by cartoon but remain calm and don't destroy anything." Instead of acting like humans you persist in acting like animals...and it is condoned and not condemmed by your government leaders. Imagine if Iran gets nukes - do you support this? Shame on your race for purposely trying to destroy the world.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:57:00 PM, Blogger Innocent_Criminal said...

to the last loser, please dont come stealing crap from right-wing racist nut jobs like Ann Coulter. her article can be found in below link. do you also agree with her that the US should nuke Syria? muslims have problems but the west is definetly not helping, they dont want to, instead they are aggrivating the problem on purpose.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucac/20060215/cm_ucac/muslimbitesdog;_ylt=A86.I2E8vfNDMw0BNQr9wxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA--

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At Friday, February 17, 2006 1:39:00 AM, Anonymous amazed by it all said...

What, you don't like Ann Coulter?

So in typical fashion you COMPLETELY avoid the real issue here, which is the fact that the urges and primitive drives of Muslims cannot be controlled, their egos and anger cannot be kept in check (just ask their wives) and anger management is simply a foreign disease. Are you just so caught up in it as to not admit and agree that they are maiming and killing and destroying lives and costing billions in new security needs every day across the world, having nothing to do with Israel? Probably not - your blind emotions may never let you see the reality of just how miserable life in so many places has become due solely to the cowardice of the Muslim world. Maybe not yet for you, but sadly their dogma is appealing to every lowlife on the planet, and you too will soon look at yourself in the mirror and say "How could I have been so dumb?"

 
At Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter is a whack job, anyone with any brain can see that she is nuts!!!!!

at the same time, I agree that there are allot overreaction that is being whipped up by the extremist (which can be said for allot of different religious zealots & not just the moslems), it is time for the moslems to take a deep breath & rethink the unnecessary death & destruction that is going on.

 
At Saturday, April 08, 2006 1:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Lucy, are you channeling Socrates?

 
At Thursday, October 05, 2006 5:13:00 PM, Anonymous lisa said...

"Shame on your race"...? Isn't that a bit 1930s, dear 'amazed by it all'? or even primitve? Resonates somewhat familiar... I think that German chap, Hitler, expressed similar ideas. Mind you, that was years ago, and we certainly learnt a lot from that experience, you could really tell.

Btw, if we're all going to be responsible for what 'our race' does to destroy the world, willingly or unwillingly, well, that certainly gives me quite a lot to apologise for, being a western 'caucasian' blonde. So that, I suppose implies I would have to start apologising for crusades etc, even though I'm an atheist, and was born (19)84? Nazism? Not to mention colonialism. Or would it be enough if I made sure 'my race' wasn't doing anything similar again? Oh, that's right, it's too late, 'we' ARE doing that. Well, what can I say, sorry! (yeah that's for Ann Coulter as well)

Could I change 'race', please?

 

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