We live in a very macho society. Not only men, but woman have absorbed the ideas/lives of repression. When was the last time a man cried? Why would many rather be "tough" and trample another - physically, emotionally, economically, militarily, .... than to turn the other cheek - as Jesus commanded. To be willing to suffer for an-other - rather than to cause suffering - is this a lost virtue/goal?
"We live in a culture that encourages us not to take our own suffering seriously, but rather to make light of it or even to laugh about it. What is more, this attitude is regarded as a virtue, and many people - of whom I used to be one - are proud of their lack of sensitivity toward their own fate and particularly toward their fate as a child" - Alice Miller The Drama of the Gifted Child
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