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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenges.  Reena asks us to write to this short sentence:

Public figures make us hate their enemies.

I decided to deconstruct the sentence and took each word and gave it a working definition:
Public = Out in the open
figures = icons
make = coerce
us = a particular group
hate = extreme negative feeling towards
their = someone else’s
enemies = those who wish harm

Public is what is seen in the open, which is only a small part of what is happening either within the person or in the shady dealings that aren’t common knowledge. Hidden pieces leave imbalance.

Icons are symbolic, generic representations. They are a skeleton without any flesh on it. An icon is like a logo, an ideal, but it is not the actual thing. A symbol without substance is meaningless.

To “make” or coerce another is to exert pressure on them to do something they wouldn’t choose to do otherwise. When coercion is used, free will to choose has been extracted, which is an incompletion. Choice without free will is a choice that can be exploited.

Us is a particular group that makes the assumption that there are those outside of a particular group, which means the whole does not exist. When an “us” vs. “them” dynamic is set up, there can be no real or lasting peace.

Hate is an extreme negative feeling towards a person, place, or things is not a balanced point of view, it is a polar point of view. Residing in an imbalance instead of acknowledging it is unhealthy.

When it’s theirs, it’s someone else’s, it isn’t of direct concern. Someone else suggests ownership by them, and in the world of ownership, if someone else owns it, you don’t. When a “have” vs. “have-not” dynamic is set up, there is no equity.

Enemies are those who are wished harm, where haters are driven by a purpose, reason, rationalization that in some way justifies choosing to wish harm or doing harm by extension upon a person, place , or thing. If your agenda dominates, others will not be heard and very well may be harmed.

Taking the conclusions for each:
Hidden pieces leave imbalance.
A symbol without substance is meaningless.
Choice without free will is a choice that can be exploited.
When an “us” vs. “them” dynamic is set up, there can be no real or lasting peace.
Residing in an imbalance instead of acknowledging it is unhealthy.
When a “have” vs. “have-not” dynamic is set up, there is no equity.
If your agenda dominates, others will not be heard and very well may be harmed.

Remedies:
Transparency – it’s time to get real.
Icons need to go – let’s give a real human being a chance.
An informed choice is a solid choice – more education of the voters.
We’re all in this together as passengers on Planet Earth – let’s start acting like it.
We as a species must educate ourselves on wholeness and genuine spirituality.
There is enough for all – let’s start working to save our planet.
We must learn to listen to each other with a genuine desire to reach understanding.

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