The Calgary Expo, in removing the Honeybadgers Brigade, shows a pattern of behaviour extended towards people who hold ideological viewpoints different than those of their leadership. How do I know? Simple: They did the same thing to me.
Sometimes children lose it, and need to be disciplined. It happens. It’s part of life. An exasperated parent giving their child a loving reminder on the rear end is not abuse. If you disagree, then parent your child differently. And mind your own business.
Today I observed a conversation between people online. I’ve copied it here because it’s an interesting lead-in to some questions:
(A) Is bullying taking place here, if so, (B) who is the bully, and (C) who is their target?
By forgiving someone, we release ourselves of their control over us. We regain the power we once had over our own lives. Forgiveness is not about the other. It is about the self. It does not excuse, condone, or provide restitution. It does not justify, it does not enable. It does not sanction, nor does it approve. Forgiveness is perfectly selfish. Forgiveness is cold. That is why it is the best dish to serve.