It’s the hierarchy of victimhood. For the last two months the media has been full of puse faced arms folded people saying: “we voted to leave the EU, what aspect of that do you not understand”?
We all know plenty of people who see things in very simple, black and white terms. Many of these people have a very inflexible mindset. It could be Investment, politics, religion or anything. The point is, it is a very poor use of one’s emotional capital to even converse with them. A friend of the family, who was an engineer, used to denigrate me for studying economics. His response was always the same “it’s an inexact science” It made me mad. In fact it took me many years to teflon it.
Many of these fixed mindset people have achieved very little in their life. Just looking at this Australian character who executed these poor souls in the Mosque, the first thing that struck me was his appearance: about 3ft tall with a ridiculously pumped up body. If you have hung about gyms over the last 20 years, there are a plethora of these characters with protein shakes, fat burning pills, injecting steroids and self medicating on goodness knows what. My guess is that half of them were bullied at school and the rest of them were underachievers.
I absolutely hate to say this, but, I don’t think Jo Cox’s murder will be the last. Hatred eats you up. It’s not healthy and whilst many of you shun “organised religion”, forgiveness and loving you enemy are very important. In that respect Nelson Mandela set a great example