This is the third in my hopefully long series of blogs, but before I begin with the topic that won the vote, I want to begin saying some things.
I am very disappointed. I don't know how many people are members on Elliquiy and only twenty of voted. Are my thoughts of that little interest to you ? Well it doesn't really matter. Twenty of you have voted and decided that I should write on the topic of hand. Five of you were interested in my thoughts on Global Warming, which was tied with my thoughts on the games I play and the movies I watch.
Because of that I will keep those two subjects into my list for the next time. But now we go to the main subject at hand. And I dreaded it would be this subject. But my idea was to write my thoughts on whatever the audience demanded so here they are.Whatever.
And yes, that may sound very crude, but that is the best summary of my thoughts (as I begin writing this) on protecting
as well as protection
I can perfectly understand that someone feels the urge to protect, to shield someone from harm and to keep that person safe. I know. I have those urges myself. But the truth is, over time I learned that sometimes one should let that someone be hurt. In the act of protecting, the protector does not escape unscathed. And this is something that many protected forget. If the person being protected learns to avoid ending up in situations where they need protection, it's better for the both protector and the protected.
Now, on the other side I also perfectly understand the need to want protection, to have someone shield you from harm and to keep you safe. I know. I have that want as well. But the truth is, over time I learned that whenever someone steps in to shield you from damage, that person becomes hurt. It may not be much, but the Chinese do have a technique
of torture and execution that describes almost a similar one in the relationship between a protector and the one protected.
Too many wounds take down the mightiest. But there's nothing wrong with someone taking a single big blow once in a while. Or someone standing at your side to provide you that moral support to fight your own battles. There's also nothing wrong in wanting to have someone at your side. But you should fight your own battles and be your own person. Don't rely on the protector, for too many blows will hurt him. Remember that.
So all the way down, on this subject after having given my thoughts on both I have to rephrase my initial summary. Now it is: "Fight your own battles."