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There Are No Enemies in Death

When bad people are alive, you can oppose them. But as soon as they are gone, they're not your enemies any more. They're just people who once were, but now are not. Memories.

The quote - there are no enemies in death - comes from "Lone Wolf and Cub," a favorite serious of mine. You can see me reviewing a bit of it at the entry "Rule an Empire, Fistful of Rice."

After some mortal enemies is vanquished, the protagonist gives them a respectful burial. When asked why, he explains that there are no enemies in death.

It's easy to get caught up in cheering for one side of history, but your feelings don't affect what's already happened. And strong feelings can easily blind you from figuring out what really happened.

It may not always be possible, but it would be good for you if you can become dispassionate in analyzing long dead eras.

The Struggle With My Demons.

On The Thought Train

I realized how unbelievably proud I am of myself. I mean..when I think about it, I've come so far. I honestly didn't think I would graduate high school because of my depression. A huge part of high school was spent struggling with the fact that I had suicidal tendencies and I was drowning in depression. My parents didn't understand that depression was a huge deal...so I kept it to myself.. I spoke about it to my social worker at school. He helped me so much. My teachers did too. I don't think I would be alive right now if it weren't for them. They showed me how to fight back my inner demons. They taught me how to love myself.

Right this moment, all I can think of is "Wow I've made it this far in my life. Look at where you were in high school. You hated yourself. You loathed yourself. You hated how you looked, acted, and hated life so much. You blamed yourself for every bad thing that happened in the world. You were one big ball of negativity."

Looking at myself now, I still have a long way to go. I've learned how to see the world positively. I'm slowly learning how to love myself. I'm slowly learning how to be more positive in life.

Every time something negative happens, I make myself learn from that. I tell myself that without the bad, there won't be any room to cherish the good. It's the truth. If you look back at all the shitty things that have happened to you, you realized that it got you to where you are now.

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