Do we make gods of people which may eventually cause them to abuse their power?

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  1. Angelladywriter profile image57
    Angelladywriterposted 3 years ago

    Do we make gods of people which may eventually cause them to abuse their power?

    With so many situations where people are abused or killed while in police custody, shouldn't each of us take  some of the blame?  At some point, we watched a police detective movie or television program and left with the feeling that the character was a savior or was godlike. This type of treatment, may have caused some police officers to lack humility and feel superior which eventually lead to abuse of their power. We must acknowledge that each of us have contributed to some problems, whether through violence, racism or the prejudgment of each other. We must learn to be humble and show love.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Life is a (personal) journey.
    Some folks have enough problems blaming themselves or not forgiving themselves as it is! Assuming the blame for other people's actions would almost be as though you see yourself as being a God.
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." -  Reinhold Niebuhr

    1. Angelladywriter profile image57
      Angelladywriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Love and humility demonstrated by each of us, could be a place to start without even addressing the issues of blame or whose at fault. We are all imperfect and make mistakes. Let's not be so quick to judge or disregard each other's feelings.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I sense we as a society do empathize with one another. If one looks closely at peaceful demonstrations you will see various races participating. It's always been that way going back to the days of John Brown people do sacrifice for each other.

 
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