Todays Daily Prompt: You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be?
Many years ago I was part of one of those team building exercises. The exercise on this day was as follows; the group of people all had to hold hands and make a circle, two people were left out of the hand holding circle because they had to try and wiggle their way into the circle. The hand holders were instructed not to let these two people into the circle at all.
It was terrible to see how upset and almost hysterical the two “outsiders” got when they couldn’t get through into the group. One or two of the hand holding group disobeyed the instruction of not letting them in (take a guess who?) and let go of the others hand so as to let them in. I’m not too sure what the object of this exercise was, I don’t remember the explanation, but what I do remember was that I was quite upset by it, about how the people wouldn’t let the two in…under any circumstances.
I find and see this happening in life so often and even on facebook, where people are totally intolerant of others, even though they themselves don’t realise that there are some who are actually tolerating them. They will not let anyone in or accept them into groups or communities and will not take the time to tactfully and kindly work out what ever is bothering them with those particular people. They would choose to make brash statements of how they don’t like this or that and will even go so far as, as the expression goes, “cut off their noses to spite their faces” because of their lack of benevolence.
In reply to the prompt, my law would be one of practicing benevolence.
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