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Anonymous asked: I see have found the right place to look for honest answers from someone who has does not love religion, but who still holds on to strong beliefs. How do you keep any sense of kindness in a society where you are a minority due to refusing to conform to any religion?
This is a pretty tough question to answer at times. It is hard sometimes remembering that there is still good in society. That people can be essentially good, at times. I often feel myself wanting to give in to the overwhelming stress of society that seems to be everywhere. There are so many negative stories and negative people, people hate their jobs, hate who they are, hate their lives, hate the lives of others, it really can all just be too much sometimes.
When it gets really bad though I try to take some time to step back and look for the good in the world. It is hard to find but it is there, you don’t see it reported on the nightly news or talked about on the internet much but it happens all the time. The stories of people helping people, the stories of lives being changed forever for the better because of science and innovation, the stories of triumph of the human spirit. It helps even more to be able to see these things first hand. To be able to see that people really can accomplish so much if we are able to just try and come together. It definitely isn’t impossible.
Maybe in my own way I am an idealist, always hoping that humanity can be better than what it often is. I think this hope and the small glimpses of it actually occurring is what keeps me going. I don’t want to think the world is a dark and evil place, filled with cutthroats waiting to take advantage of someone in a moment of weakness. It seems as if those stories are what often surround us, so sometimes you just have to break away. Remember how great the world can be and push yourself to live up to that standard. Maybe it will be useless, maybe humanity never will get better, but giving up is not an option. Not to me, and I would hope not for others.