Life in Writing
If anybody has the right to complain about the circumstances of their birth, it's MewTwo. Born as a clone, made to be a weapon. He certainly has a lot of reasons to complain, and if you've watched Pokemon the First Movie, you can see that he has his fair share of bitterness about it. But in the end he comes to the profound realization that where, when, and how a person is born don't determine that person's worth.
Many people in this world are born into hard circumstances. They're born into poverty, or they're discriminated against because of the color of their skin, something their parents chose, or any other number of things that they didn't choose.
If you're in that position, then you should know that you are still valuable. But in this post, I want to focus on those who weren't born into hard circumstances. A lot of us, myself included, were born into circumstances where we haven't had to face discrimination. Because some people have lives so rich with blessings, the fact that some people don't completely escapes them, and they judge others. They put blame on those who are less fortunate than themselves without just cause.
Now I'm not saying that everybody born into bad circumstances is some kind of angel who deserves no blame for the bad things in their lives. There are a lot of people who are born into bad circumstances, who really make the worst of it and need to be avoided, but caution needs to be exercised in determining why such people need to be avoided. Who we associate with is a choice that needs to be made every day, it can't be avoided. But if you find yourself judging somebody harshly, or choosing to avoid them, make sure it's because of something that they did, and not because of the situation they were born with.
Daniel M. Quilter is the author of A Soul Divided. On this blog he'll interview other authors, review books, share nerd wisdom from popular sci-fi and fantasy, and occasionally share his insights on writing. See a list of his works or see what he's working on.
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