Love, Hate & Circumstances
but there are neither self nor others, just
circumstances. It is the whole situation
which evokes either passion. Change the
circumstances and the passion will change
from love to hate, or vise-versa.
Society punishes bodies to eradicate thoughts,
but killing or incarcerating a body, doesn’t
change thoughts. Society punishes violent offenders,
while it not only advertises but promotes violence
via entertainment. It’s the cultural circumstances
which must be eradicated, if violence is to stop.
There is no “I,” there are no “others” only situations
and circumstances inspiring, provoking, always
swinging the emotional pendulum from hate to love.