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An Eye For An Eye
The old saying “an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind,” was a comment made by
Martin Luther King. I personally don’t have much in common with him except that
I share his feelings with respect to this quote.
The events of one morning in particular remain imprinted in my mind. As I left
the house that morning the trees looked like their roots were about to rip from
the ground and disappear into the obscure sky. As I parked the car, leaves
swirled all around as branches lanced the snow. Otherwise, it was a typical
morning. Unfortunately, as I opened my door not paying attention to the huge
gusts of wind, it swung into the door of the car next to me, leaving visible
dent. I left a note on the car explaining that I would pay for the damage.
Everything seemed fine until the lunch bell rang. I took my usual path to my car
which held my lunch. Although it was still afternoon the sky was dark as night.
I didn’t even need my glasses to see the circumference of my car had been keyed.
But worse than that, a top my car sat four somber looking guys. The car looked
as if it was going to cave in from the weight. I didn’t want a confrontation of
“Please, I’m not looking for any trouble,” I said extremely monotone.
“If you even think of getting me back for this I will personally make sure you
get it back a thousand times worse,” roared the leader of the gang. As I was
about to plead with them, they got up and walked away.
It is at times like that we must look back at the old saying. In the end some
people will always search for reasons to fight but sometimes you have to step
back and let them get it out of their system. In the context of the saying, he
took my eyes, but what would be the point of taking his. Taking his eyes
wouldn’t make me a better person or help my life in anyway.
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