There’s a time to be strong, and a time to be delicate,
Sometimes we see both, like a hug from an elephant,
We are taught to be tough, to ensure we succeed,
The thicker your hide, the less likely you’ll bleed.
But aggression robs us, of what we need most,
Love and friendship, in this harsh climate, are toast,
Showing tenderness, takes courage aplenty,
In truth, we are strongest, when we treat others gently.
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We are told that strength is the use of intense force against (or dominance over) something or someone else, and this is somehow justified by mantras such as “survival of the fittest” and “winner takes all”.
This mindset totally misses the point of strength and it’s cousin, courage. These brutal displays actually show more weakness, greed, insecurity and fear, than anything else. The more we exude this bravado, the greater the cavity that grows inside of us, and the emptier we feel.
Being honest with others, instead of hiding behind a facade; showing your vulnerability; accepting your flaws, while working towards addressing them; being repeatedly knocked down by life, but finding a way to get back up and keep going; showing love to others; etc; these are better examples of strength.
The long and short of it is, a kind heart is way stronger than a cruel one, so to embody real strength, show warmth and understanding, and don’t let life get the better of you.
Love and Respect always,
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