Pointing fingers to avoid being accused of a fault.
March 29, 2018 6:47pm CST
In my experience, it is the one who points the finger who is actually diverting others from the truth that the one who points the finger at another is the one to blame in many instances. The legal system is dealing with it and justice is often two sided causing the innocent to be found guilty and the guilty to be found innocent, but in truth, the one who blames others is often only fooling him or herself. Living with it, often weighs heavily on the guilty person's mind like an anchor the keeps them from rising above it. The entire world is full of examples through history, and current events of the human drama playing out for it's own sake, examples of people saying, "It wasn't me. That person is the one to blame." It starts at childhood, when a teacher scolds a student for disobedience or misbehavior in the classroom or during recess. If the teacher's back is turned and nobody sees it, one child might kick another and push them down or steel their lunch money and when the victim cries and tells the teacher that he or she was abused by another student, the accused one will always, almost always, say, "It wasn't me, he's lying. I didn't do it." I was being bullied after school a long time ago, in 4th grade, I think, by two other students who kicked me on my way walking home from school. I ran to get away from them as I was outnumbered. The next day I returned to school my principal called me into his office and he told me the girl and boy accused me of kicking them. He believed them because it was their word against mine. I was told to stand for an hour in a corner as punishment, but I maintained to the principal, "I was the one being kicked, and they are both lying." The courts are always familiar and even expect the accused to deny charges, and to point the finger at another and this leads to a tendency to distrust those who are actually telling the truth because most of the accused are not willing to admit they did a bad thing to another. Then to make matters worse, the accused, innocent though they may be, must face the ruling and do time for it. When they are free again, they will often harbor resentment towards the system. This can only lead them to becoming distrustful of the ones who put them in prison for a thing they did not do. They are scarred for life.
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Bullying and unjust punishment do leave permanent scar on the sufferer. However, I have seen quite many times the perpetrators are punished in the long run. Karma or divine justice catches up with them and they fall in a predicament which is worse than what they did to others!
This is a world where the cunning rules over the honest. You can't blame society for this because that's just how things work. It's how humans work. If you were God, then maybe you would have changed the world into something that would always allow the innocent to be free and the offender to be guilty. But you're not God, and so am I. We can't change this world even if we became its rulers. And maybe God doesn't care either. Like you, I have been bullied for years in my elementary days. But unlike most, I was bullied not because I was weak but because I fought back. After all, if the teachers won't stand up for me because I was innocent then who would? God didn't save me. So I fought until I graduated. I think the innocent should fight when they know that they are right.