Opening Our Eyes to Human Suffering


• There are powerful situational forces in play affecting how we think and behave and too few of our leaders are aware of them. Good people can be co ‐ opted by evil forces. • There are three takeaways from the Niebuhr quote. • First, this would suggest that we behave differently in groups than we do individually. • Second, we need discernment, strength, courage, and radical honesty to resist what comes naturally to peers within our groups. • Third, we also need to be aware of the different groups we are a part of as each group presents unique temptations that if unchecked unleashes evil onto others and the world. • I wrote this to open our eyes to forces shaping our thinking and behavior as members of a class system. Good people are participating in evil, and it is too widespread. We need change!

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