I would like to pass on some words from the blog of a young photographer I met only just today, Monika Jia Rui...her blog and website are well worth checking out, and her photography is well worth supporting...very different from the constant stream of eye fatigue we are daily bombarded with, and set widely apart from the millions who claim to be artists, this girl's work and words actually begin to approach "art".
Monika: I think of the cruel acts that so many kind people had and have to endure and get furious. Today I’m stronger, but back then, four years ago, I was still grey and isolated and so many people judge you by your ‘social worth’. Weird, insecure and plain? Worthless. Perfect victim.
I’ll never understand how some people can draw satisfaction from bullying the weaker.
Thinking of how the culprits get to live their life untroubled while their victims in some cases are haunted by the consequences for several years makes me incredibly sad. I doubt that they’ll ever get a bad conscience to plague them and that’s so unfair.
I don’t want to take revenge, those people don’t deserve that I hold a grudge against them. They’ve probably forgotten about it a long time ago. Vengeance is not the solution. It serves no purpose to think something like ‘I’ll be successful and prove myself to them‘, because that way, we still give them some power over our life.
Unfortunately, I’m also not ready to forgive them yet. So what remains? The will to make the best of this experience and try to spare others of going through the same. I want to compensate the meanness with the double amount of kindness.
Check out Monika's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/monikajiarui/
and her blog: http://destinationhumanity.com/