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Can you apologise to the people or person involved? If not, can you find a way to undertake something to balance out what you did . For example, I made a donation to the RSPCA a little while ago to try and amend for some careless and cruel killing of fish and mice I undertook when I was young.
I have had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time with Sri Lankan Buddhists over the last year or so.
Most would admit they are simply Buddhists in name only and were just born in to the culture.
Occasionally I'll meet one who'll say something along the lines of:
"I was born a Buddhist but only discovered "Buddha" recently"
Buddhism is just another label at the end of the day.......
As a parent (as many of us are), don't play down the service we have provided to our children over the years.....the merit created cannot be denied!
I gave up having political arguments a long time ago.
In Australia there is basically no difference (that I can see) between the two major political parties.
I tend to lean toward one side and vote in that way but when people start talking politics to me I try and quickly change the subject.
Yeah that’s very much the conclusion people are coming to here as well, that in reality a lot of political parties are about winning seats and votes, and not so much about doing what is right for the people in general.
Agree....I heard a senator in the U.S.A. interviewed recently and the question was along the lines of "What is your primary role as a Senator?" Answer: "To be voted in by my electorate".
I am sure there are politicians who go into it for the right reasons but, let's be honest, it becomes a career for them the same as anybody else.
And don't get me started on party politics......