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To all the Attacks on  Elon, Bezos, Deepak and even Mother Theresa

To all the Attacks on Elon, Bezos, Deepak and even Mother Theresa

You Woke My Inner Kraken

“Killing” the reputations of famous people — whether they’re dead or alive — has become a pastime lately.

We’ve all read the stories, often with glee, as some god-like superstar is cut down to size.

But some of these attacks become so tunnel-visioned on flaws, they appear to dismiss the innovations of those who helped shape the world we live in today.

So the questions arises: Do we throw out the baby with the bathwater?

I’ll admit it, reading about the dark sides of people who achieved wealth or fame can be entertaining. But sometimes the attacks reduce the people to the level of earthworms — or even what comes out of earthworms after they eat (yes, they have butts).

In the end, we must remember our fellow human — including us — have dark sides. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be human, we’d be wax figurines. That’s why I have to cry foul on all the cries of foul regarding some of these famous people.

With enough focus on the negative and dismissing the positive, any human can be made to look like a demon.

Anybody who’s tried meditating and watching their thoughts for a while can see how tragic our thinking could be. We still have the emotions and urgings of the animal bodies we inhabit, no matter how polished and well-dressed our exteriors.

Try listening to your true thoughts about a known enemy sometime (or don’t… What’s worse is what we do when we think nobody is looking…

So, with our flawed humanity in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of these celebrities getting attacked.

Here comes four usual suspects…

On Killing Elon Musk’s Reputation

The complaint: He’s a rich guy who only cares about going to Mars and sending Doge Coin to the moon. What about all the starving people here?

The reality: not only has Elon made electric cars cool (which could help save Mother Earth) but venturing off to Mars could lead to discoveries that raise our consciousness to the point we finally solve problems like world hunger, simply because we expanded our perspective and stopped fighting each other.

On Killing Deepak Chopra’s Reputation

The complaint: He says spirituality can explain most scientific breakthroughs, especially the crazy stuff we’re finding out in physics.

The reality: Current science can’t fully explain things like entanglement, when an object retains a relationship with another object after they’re separated. Einstein simply called it “spooky action at a distance.”

Chopra is pointing out there are other dimensions of reality, including our own consciousness, that may be at work in some of the scientific perplexities of our time.

Many believe that it is only when science and spirituality unite that we will have a clear picture of reality, so let’s quote that famous scientist again:

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” — Albert Einstein

On Killing Mother Theresa’s Reputation

The complaint: She seems to take pleasure in the suffering of the sick and poor, and then goes back to a comfortable bed … only to rise and do it all again the next day!

The reality: People had to go to some serious lengths to try to take down Mother Teresa. The main complaint seems to be that she somehow romanticized suffering.

As someone who likes to look at the fruits of the tree to determine goodness, I can say that mother Theresa alleviated the suffering of hundreds if not thousands by being there with them when nobody else would.

She smiled into the eyes of the dying, and whether she was romanticizing it or not, where was everyone else? Maybe they were too busy being scared of suffering, feeling aversion at the sight of the dying, not wanting to get anywhere near them.

Meanwhile, Mother Theresa, in all her “weird” compassion, was present as many lonely people drew their last breath.

Bless you Mother Theresa, may have God have mercy on all of us, especially on those who judge, for it is they are who shall be judged.

“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone…” — Jesus

On Killing Jeff Bezos’ Reputation

The complaint: His ego is larger than Texas.

The reality: The guy who started “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” went on to add a few more products… and as much as I’d love to go off here, there’s something I really need at the door — a package shipped overnight for free saving me time and gas … something I bought from a small business on Amazon.

Who knows…

Maybe there’s just people who take larger steps on this earth, and so any missteps attract more attention than most. But if millions of people benefit from the good steps, who are we to judge?

If I missed something, comments are open.

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