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Why Am I So Cruel?

Why am I so un-feeling towards the suffering of others and myself? Perhaps the consequence of my hard knock life:



Cruel — crudus, similar to being ‘crude’ [crudus— raw, bloody, bleeding]. Proto-Indo-European is “*krewh₂-“, which literally means blood (wound outside of the body).

Thus if I think of my personal self– I am raw. I am unfeeling. I am quite stoic. Why? If I didn’t build a stoic skin of armor as a child, I wouldn’t have been able to survive.

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Indifference towards myself and my own life

This is a big thing:

It goes both ways. I am cruel and indifferent to the pain and suffering of others, but I am also cruel and indifferent towards my own pain and suffering.

Ain’t no practical use in complaining or bemoaning the cruelty of reality

Mens agitat molem [Latin for ‘Mind moves matter’]

Have I ever benefitted by complaining? No. Action and reaction means:

If you wanna change your reality, you gotta ACT, do, and EFFECT things. You must MOVE!

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Do you want reality to happen to you, or do you want to happen to reality?

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Do you ACT upon reality, or do you simply react?



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