Not everything that causes offence is an offence. To make choices we look at the real world consequences to life, happiness and health - then we decide what the measured and reasonable response should be. Generally, we expect them to have some kind of proportionality. A small offence should never be met with an egregious and terrible punishment. What is begun by the pen should be settled by the pen; we should seek honest deescalation of disagreement toward peace. And by this way, when we all agree to act as evolved and rational people, there comes room for compromise and an atmosphere of grace rather than umbrage or rancour. It is always, as I believe one of the greatest of men said, better to make an error in forgiveness than retaliation.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, October 22, 2020.