Week 29 – We Have The Choice
About four years ago, I saw Batman 2 – The Dark Knight in the cinema. I still remember quite well the feeling I had when I was leaving the cinema after the end of the movie. I had a great time. The story was great. I liked it the way Christopher Nolan presented the film.
The movie led me to some thoughts about human weakness. When a very bad situation comes, there is a chance that even the most decent-hearted people could fall into temptation. However, in my opinion, there is always a choice. To be an evil or to be an angel is just a matter of what we choose to do.
I think that there is no guarantee in life that everything would be perfect, great and out of chaos. Bad things happen and always happen, even to good people. In these cases, people who are not strong enough to remain kind-hearted to deal with unfair and unpleasant situations would, eventually, fall into temptation to act badly. So, to be a good person is not an easy task, it needs resistance and perseverance, at least.
I remember that there is a story about how a devil tempts a good-hearted and hard working farmer to fall into the hands of the “unfavorables”. The devil fails in the beginning by giving the farmer bad luck, poverty, pain, struggle and suffering. It seems like there is nothing can impure the farmer’s pure heart. Until one day, the devil finds a very simple way to tempt the farmer, which is by giving him lots of money. Finally, the farmer falls into temptation and the devil successfully takes the farmer’s soul.
The little story here shows that human are so vulnerable. A friend of mine asked me what I think about a kind-hearted person. To me, a kind-hearted person must be someone who can always look for the good side in people and who can forgive others in any kind of situation, even when being treated unjustly, unfairly and badly by someone else. I know it is easier said than done. However, these are choices we have. We can choose to be good or to fall…
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