"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
I think what we've learned over the years is that anger doesn't make anything better. Hate, it doesn't make you any stronger. It dampens the situation. Those emotions make you bitter and green with envy. Anger and hate create conflict and troubles and worries. Nobody ever made someone feel better by being mean to them. Nobody ever bettered their situation by being cruel to others. You cannot drive out the darkness in your life with darkness. You need love, and light and strength. Love and happiness in your life brings about other love, light and happiness.
Decide to fight your demons with your light and your love. To live your life in darkness and jealousy would be to never live to your absolute potential. Drive out your demons with love. Help others, show them the way with good behavior and a kind heart.
I think if we constantly look back at our lives with a sense and urge for revenge, we are living for the wrong things. Where is your strength coming from? Where is your love and happiness coming from? How can you spread that? What goes around, comes around. If you send anger and hate out into the world, it will come back to you. If you send love and positivity into the world, you will eventually reap the benefits.
"Because in the end the love you take,
is equal to the love you make."
- The Beatles
We need to set the standard high and start with us. Show others the way this world ought to be. Live your life with care, passion and kindness. Spread your love, do not let your anger win. The little things that try to tear us down, bring us down and complicate our lives, they cannot get the best of us; they cannot win. Shine your light, and others will do the same. Share a smile, a laugh, your heart with others.
"Be the change you wish to see in this world."
Start with you.