Anonymous asked: You previously said: "The truth of who you are is how you treat your enemies". Out of pure curiosity and desire for discussion, how do you treat yours? I enjoy your thoughts and would like to hear more, if that is acceptable. -G.H.
In the past? Maybe shamefully. As I have grown more mature I don’t really encounter enemies. To be fair I’m not a particularly dramatic person, nor do I go out an meet a lot of people. I’m pretty secular and when I don’t really get along with people I don’t need to be around them ever.
I’m also really mellow and a tad emotionally detached, I don’t get mad very easily.
When I clash heads with someone I tend to fight them with niceness. I could pretend I’m altruistic but really I think it’s really funny because people tend to become frustrated and defeated if you are just really nice.
I was mugged once. That kind of situation is a bit different. I was drunk and there were six people so I didn’t really fight back. In an able situation I would fight back to the best of my ability. They say to just hand over your money and go. I don’t think I could do that… Maybe if they had a knife or gun.
If someone absolutely threatened the life and health of me and/or certain people I care about, I would do whatever I saw fit to protect them or myself.
Let’s explore this question a little deeper.
In a situation of war. What do you do with prisoners?
This gets more complicated. What if you need information? Torture? I’m not sure if I feel comfortable when I consider what I might be able to do if I was in that situation.
I don’t believe myself the most moral person.
The quote is equally reflective of me and my true nature.
Everyone will bend over for their friends. Be generous and loving and make them smile. But how someone treats someone they are clashing, competing, fighting against is a reflection of them. Noble but stupid? Cruel and vindictive? Shy away and ignore? Charm and manipulate? I think this is more reflective of a humans personality than the way they may treat a friend or colleague.
Long sorry. I found the subject covering several assets.