The whole idea of spiritual cultivation—or education in general, for that matter—is that we can change. But most of us have a commitment to proving the opposite. We take pride in being the way we say and think we are. Even when we say we want to change, a deeper look shows us that while, yes, we do want to change, we are also so committed to, and comfortable with, the way we have defined ourselves that we sneakily work against the changes we want to make. --Norman Fischer via Lion's Roar
**Innocent- The problem here, of course, is who is, or is not, defined as "innocent". There is a very fine line between justice, and merely satisfying a thirst for revenge. In a vengeful situation, any scapegoat will do, while the real culprit either escapes, or is spared....huge problem.