Attention is like food for haters and trolls. Never feed them. Period.

The Apology

People only try to hurt other people when they themselves are hurting on the inside…

And with the exception of a few enlightened gurus throughout our history…
We’ve all probably been on both sides of that equation…

And the old saying goes like this:

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Interestingly…
Socrates, the most controversial man in all of Athens…
Was sentenced to death by poison for asking too many questions…

So his suffering ended shortly after accepting his fate.

But I imagine that many politicians, scholars, and members of the court thought long and hard about that guy for the rest of their lives.  And whether or not they were able to make peace within themselves for their decision to rub him out, I’ll leave to the scholars of ancient Greek philosophy.

But for Socrates, standing before the court in his own defense…
He did not weep and he did not beg for mercy…
He found that his sentence was truly fair…

For he believed it was far better to be outrun by death than to be overrun by wickedness.

Until next time,
Kevin