In the end we’re all going to die. We may be able to prolong it, but we can not avoid the fruition of our story. There’s so much that we can do to give ourselves a better life. However, what makes life more livable is debatable. I prefer writing in solitude and someone else may desire an epic outing whether there’s pain or not.
However, if there is a way to ease human suffering, it is to ensure the safety and security if every human from the day they are born. Now, the safety of these children can’t trump the safety of the parents either. Both must be safe and secure to ease human suffering. If there isn’t safety for the parents, there isn’t safety for the child. And if there isn’t safety for the child, they will have increased human suffering in the long run. Not that they will be less worthy, it’s that navigating life and connecting with other humans in a meaningful way will be harder for that child grasp. (If they survive the unsafe situation that is.)
The complexity arises when we get into how to ensure the safety of every individual without infringing on their privacy and their own cultural beliefs.
With all that taken into consideration, when we deal with those around us, it should be in our best interest to understand ourselves so we can better understand them. We haven’t reached a point in our society where safety and security are available to everyone. Learn to be understanding and respectful. And if you lose yourself and have a shit day, forgive yourself, ask for forgiveness from those you hurt, and try again tomorrow.