The Abyss and Our View

I’ve been wandering around this wonderful blue marble for a while now. The longer I continue to make those circles around the sun, the more I am starting to ask the difficult questions.

Over the years I keep coming back to this short quote and the questions it brings change, the more times I go around the sun.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” — Nietzsche

In today’s world there are many monsters, but who are the monsters?

That can be the question.

Some monsters I see are obvious to me. Others are not and can surprise us when they are exposed.

Then again how often do we dare to look closely in the mirror – and ask – Who are you? What do you believe? What do you do? Why?

How we honestly answer those difficult questions says much about who we are.

We all want to believe that our causes, beliefs, and battles are righteous to the end.

Are they?

or are we becoming monsters as well?

The answers may not be as clear as we would like or want them to be.

Sometimes I wonder instead of us looking into the abyss, might it be us looking up.

Just a thought as I wander around social media on a day we supposedly give thanks.

Just a thought.

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