This is probably one of the dumbest rants I’ve made. I mean, I know why it bugged me, but my reaction was entirely out of proportion. On the other hand, that’s why I created the “rant” category. So here goes:
This came across my twitter feed a couple of days ago:
The person who has the most power over your life is the person you have not forgiven. That person holds a part of you in bondage.
Seriously? That is who has the most power over your life? It’s not the boss who decides if you make rent next month? It’s not the cop who might or might not decide to shoot you because he doesn’t like how you look? It’s not the government clerk who decides if your child support should continue? It’s not the insurance company functionary who decides if you’re going to get that medical treatment you need? It’s not the executive making millions by failing to supply your city with clean drinking water? It’s not the abusive spouse you can’t leave because you have no way of feeding the children without him? It’s not the guy giving the order to send a drone missile strike that will make your home collateral damage? It’s the person you haven’t forgiven? That’s who has the most power over you?
Yeah, yeah, I know. The sentiment is that we ought to forgive those who have wronged us. Sure, fine. But the way it’s put, I mean, just what sort of comfort, security, and isolation do you have to have in order to be so completely unaware of what life is like for the mass of humanity? When I lose patience with the thinking of the upper middle class, this is why.
Okay, rant over; thanks for listening. And to the person who made the tweet: I forgive you.