The Poor Have Suffered Enough

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To even have to say that the have suffered enough saddens me.  I would have to rate as one of the top characteristics of what it means to be human.  Unfortunately, the predilection to cause or allow to continue as a way of seems to be commonplace.  I’ll be the first one to say that you can learn a lot from suffering.  If you smacked me in the side of the head with a 2 x 4, I suspect that I would probably learn something.  However, that is a crappy reason for smacking somebody on the side of the head with a 2 x 4!  happens.  I suspect that enough happens that we don’t need to cause it, get in the way of alleviating it, or ignore it for there to be plenty of raw of suffering to learn the particular lessons that suffering has to teach.  Like many things in life, I suspect that our attraction to suffering as a means to teach people is closely related to our desire to other people.  short-circuits the desire to other people through suffering, because links others’ suffering to our own suffering.  I think that most people would agree that wanting suffering for oneself is not healthy.  Unfortunately, many fewer people would agree that wanting suffering or others is not healthy.  The idea that people should suffer for their own good is commonplace.  I think this actually means that other people should suffer for our own concept of what is good.  But, how can be not good for ourselves yet good for others?  It strikes me that lack of is the true poverty.  Although quite conveniently, many people might even be willing to tolerate that as long as it doesn’t involve financial poverty.  The simple is that many people would gladly trade their health for financial health.  When asked the proverbial question, “your or your life?” most people would probably have to think about it for a while.  However, I don’t want to get caught in the either/or thinking that health is necessarily in with financial well-being.  If we took care of first things first, our health, which is a communal project, treating one another with and respect, then we should experience in such a way that our financial well-being is not threatened.  There is plenty of resources on the planet for the need of all.  There are not enough resources on the planet for the of all!  Now, in the rough-and-tumble world that we live in, I believe that those who are spiritually healthy do not generally end up materially wealthy.  I believe that this is due to the simple fact that spiritually healthy people, that is compassionate people, do not commandeer a lot of material resources for themselves in a world where people are starving to and don’t have the basic necessities of life.  It seems inescapable to me that the only way to get around this is to somehow believe that people deserve to suffer.  Thus, I pose the simple statement, the have suffered enough.  I’d like to think that this is not a question, but a fact.

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