I despise cultish idealism. It's reasonable to expect people to try and live and heal and get better up to a point. However, saccharin phrases about "light" and "hope" are all about others' inability to deal with death and illness and is very often, in my experience, as oppressive to the afflicted as the disease. Expecting people to suffer for the sake of others is incredibly selfish. It also speaks to the "savior" complex of Western Society and indicates a sense of privilege that most of the world doesn't share. Is the schizophrenic homeless man, who has no family, in any of your "secret webs?" I doubt it. And if he is, is it fair to expect him to suffer indefinitely so you can feel better about yourself for putting change in his cup?
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