Sidewalk Bends

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Beyond Reason

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Finding out the reason why someone behaves the way they do does not change the behavior. Finding out why a decision was made does not change the decision. Finding out why an event occurred does not change the consequences. In struggle and strife we often seek out answers, but the answers we find can sometimes do little to quench our desire for a given outcome.

We are not victims of chance or circumstance, but we can neither change the outcomes than we can the hearts of men and women. Satisfaction in understanding comes when we have let reason fall to the wayside and acceptance rise to the forefront. Holding grudges and animosity does more to weigh us down than it does to lift any burdens. Like lumps in our throat, it can be hard to swallow why a person does what they do. And perhaps it is not for us to entirely understand, for we each face our own trials.

In facing our own demons, perhaps we can allow others to face theirs. And though we may not see eye to eye, perhaps when we are ready to look up, we’ll have a better understanding of each other.

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Written by Sidewalk Bends

August 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

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