We Are All Criminals
“Oh, hell no, I am not a criminal..” you’d want to say. Let’s be honest, yes, you are. We all are thieves, murderers, manipulators, cheaters, abusers, and etc.
Just because you have never been convicted of any offenses, doesn’t mean you are not a criminal.
Let’s look at this. What and who is a criminal?
Definition of criminal. 1 : being guilty of an act that is unlawful, foolish, or wrong.
Have you ever said something to somebody that left them heart-broken?
Have you ever repeated something that someone else said at work and ended up being in the right place, right time, and were heard by the right people?
Have you ever lied to someone so you can benefit from it? Don’t deny it. At some point in time, you lied to yourself, lied to your parents, lied to your partner, lied to your co-workers, lied to the neighbor, lied at the bank, and etc…
Have you ever said or did something that destroyed (emotionally, spiritually) somebody’s dreams, life?
Have you ever hit somebody or pushed somebody intentionally?
In other words, just because you have not been prosecuted for moral crimes or physical or emotional abuse, doesn’t mean that you are not a criminal. You are…
Some crimes are punishable by jail, some by lethal injection, and some just slip through the cracks.
Moral crimes are not causing less damage. They just leave deeper scars.
We tend to harm ourselves and people around us. You break promises and leave people heart-broken. You steal somebody else’s ideas and present them as yours. You are verbally abusive to others; sometimes they deserve it and sometimes they don’t but it is still not right. You cheat, you lie, you manipulate.
We justify our moral crimes…