I used to think that life was like a, journey, moving forward, becoming better. Increasingly I’m beginning to believe that we are stuck in a circle. Unchanging, repetitive.
We may went to believe that humanity is becoming better, more enlightened. But really, given the right circumstances, we have not changed at all.
Is it circumstances that determine who we are?
I don’t mean this in a depressing the world is rotten kind of way. I mean we think we have evolved but are we really just the same people at different times in history?
I think this may be how they came up with that phrase, “history repeating itself”
That is to say that I have judged people in the past too harshly. I may have done the same were I in their shoes.