Reading through some of my blog entries in the past, I found a response to my reader interesting. I will post it here to share with you all. It was related to “true blue will never stain” 清者自清,濁者自濁. My response was that I do not care to be a true blue. I am not a saint. I react when attacked. Though with history the final judge of our deeds, I do not live long enough to the judgement of the history. I live the way I know how. I have a lot of things that I don't agree with others. I speak what’s on my mind.
It might seem meaningless arguing with someone. Maybe life is too short to sweat over nonsense. Like the book "The unbearable lightness of being", in any particular moment in time, our action is so transitory that it is light and meaningless. However, the responsibility in each and every choice and action, over time, leads to everlasting consequences regardless of life’s transience.
“Whether they knew or did not know is not the main issue; the main issue is whether a man is innocent because he didn’t know. Is a fool on the throne relieved of all responsibility merely because he is a fool?” So did all the revolutions make sense? Does it make sense to go against the Devil itself? Each individual may mean nothing, but overall, I do think that it carries weight by the actions we take and the history we create. Anyway, everyone is different in what he/she sees as essence.
Written by Elisa English in Minneapolis
July 30, 2019