Monday, January 14, 2013

The Power of Rejection

by M. J. Joachim
Man’s rejection is God’s protection…

So the saying goes…

Yet, millions of people suffer the pain of rejection every day, many for reasons they can’t possibly fathom, understand or embrace.

What is it about being human that allows us to so easily single out individuals or entire groups of people? Certainly, the battles over racial, political and spiritual seniority, not to mention the theory of survival of the fittest, come into play.

Rejection is a natural part of life as a human, something to be expected on our journey. Much of this is completely normal, like being passed over for a promotion at work, not getting one’s article or book published, being regarded too unhealthy to join the military etc.

There are valid reasons for rejection to occur, because if it didn’t the person seeking (whatever it is they are seeking) may well end up with much more than they bargained for, things they couldn’t possibly handle and things that may well hurt them. There are reasons that have nothing to do with the candidate at all, but have to made, because the source of rejection might suffer if they’re not.

These are the types of rejections that make sense, because they have valid reasons backing them up. However, rejections based on an individual or group of individuals, just because they are singled out as unworthy or different, regardless of the label we put on them, are completely unfounded and in my opinion, idiotic.

Most of the time people come to their conclusions through heresay – gossip, as it were. Other times, they merely make stuff up – reasons without a cause, causes without reason. Quite often, it’s to raise themselves up, that they single out and judge someone as unequal and therefore, not worthy to be in their group.

Everything comes into play when the latter happens. “What you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” type scenario, where even if you didn’t say or do anything at all, you’re guilty until proven innocent. And if you did say something that can be held against you, it is likely twisted to satisfy the agenda of the person or people judging you.

That’s one of the reasons witch hunts and lynchings were performed; it’s also part of the madness behind the holocaust – that and fear. Once this mentality starts to take over, everyone becomes afraid. All it takes is one false (deadly) rumor, like “she’s evil because …” to be believed and promoted. Next thing you know, man begins the cycle of rejection. If all goes well, it will stay limited to a single or small group of individuals. If not, mass murder will be considered a blessing of the times.

Much like it is today, sadly…

The rumor:  Unborn babies are not human beings.

The rejection:  Women’s choice

The fear:  Women will lose their right to decide what’s best for them.

Man’s rejection is God’s protection…

Sort of makes one think the world has gone a little mad,

Until we realize our potential to be the voice of change.

Wishing you only peace and good things,

M. J.

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