There is a dilemma, a burden of which writers are perhaps the only solution; how to pass on crucial knowledge, experience, warning, and memories of something vital and gigantic to distant generations to come?
And a secondary issue; how to know if we are over protecting our children, and where the line exists that should or should not be crossed?
How can a warning be given without teaching? And how can something be kept relevant in the minds of future children whereby their protection is assured?
How to protect by allowing attack?
And how to do these things without needless fear or panic? But what if controlled, limited fear is necessary?
I’m referring of course to Chernobyl and other catastrophic time bombs that will affect / harm people for many thousands of years.
International debate of worried people happening right now.
This is not something pleasant to consider or talk about. But here's the thing with suicide.
It comes without warning. It makes no sense. No one is to blame. And regret for what we didn't do, didn't say, is pointless.
You won't know the person had lost hope, and felt that doing this would end their misery. You won't be aware until afterwards.
Why are we surprised when someone dies? Everyone dies. Yet we are shocked when it happens.
I feel it is important to ignore our doubts, to forget about if we should or shouldn't say things, to just put it out there to someone that we really do care. Even a stranger. Like today I spoke to a total stranger in a work colleague capacity, and had this moment when I wondered if they were ok. Like, I managed to brighten their day briefly, and it wasn't a dramatic moment, nothing unusual. But I wondered if that is the very time when we should be most alert?
Most of all, there is this thing called forgiveness. Do it. Forgive whoever it is that grieves us. Because unforgiveness only steals our own peace, not theirs. And who knows? If we forgive someone, perhaps they'll then forgive themselves. They already know what a sod they are, without our unforgiving attitude. What if we were kind instead? Kind to someone who doesn't maybe deserve it?
Anything else is just our pride like a brick wall, like someone asking if another is ok, yet not really being prepared to genuinely help them, like THAT brick wall. You know the one.
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