Thou Shalt Not Kill

I always thought there’s one commandment that Moses brought down from the mountain that I could never break:

THOU SHALT NOT KILL.

Inconceivable that I would use a gun, a knife, my bare hands, or anything to actually kill someone!

But, what about…

  • killing someone’s joy or enthusiasm?
  • killing someone’s faith in himself, herself, or others?
  • killing someone’s spirit?
  • killing their reputation?
  • killing their hopes or dreams?

Not a gun or a knife, but a look, a snicker, a comment, or a lack of comment. Killing with a ball point pen or a sharp tongue…

It may take them 37 or 53 years to die, but they had been killed already.

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