Three-Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

And now, here’s my final post for the Three-Day Quote Challenge! Again, I thank Medieval Otaku very much for tagging me! I highly recommend checking out his posts for Day 2 and Day 3 of his shot at this challenge too!

Now, the rules of this challenge!

  1. Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  2. Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Now then, time for the Day 3 Quote…

Day 3 Quote

“I hate hating people. I do hate bad behavior, though.” — The Overlord Bear

For my last post for this challenge, I decided to share some of my own thoughts. I guess I can say that the above quote is something that I have said a lot in my interactions with people after I started calling myself “The Overlord Bear” in the Internet. I’m sure that there will be times when people will question me–and maybe even scorn me–because of my faith in humanity, especially in those who seem like they don’t deserve true happiness. I understand that sort of feeling, though, that “Why give that cruel person kindness?” sort of feeling, for I have felt that way when I was younger and more immature too. But after years of suffering and learning, I realized that we humans are imperfect since birth. And at the same time, I realized that we humans can improve too. Along with those realizations, I also realized that hating humans is counterproductive and not beneficial to fulfilling humanity’s desire for true happiness. We need each other, yes, but we don’t need our imperfections to rule us. I’ll hate your bad behavior, but I won’t hate your existence, fellow fools. I know that you have potential for true awesomeness, and why not be truly awesome, right? 🙂

And as for those who think that there are no rules, our existence defeats that thought. Oh, and I guess the “There are no rules” argument also defeats itself as well. Plus, to those who think that they can make rules, I’d like to say that we humans don’t and can’t make the laws of the universe. We’re just enforcers of the law, enforcers who don’t really understand all of the universe’s laws, enforcers who do a lot of trial-and-error, enforcers who would correct themselves when they know that they’re doing things wrong.

Praise the Lord, and God Almighty help us.

And now, here’s my last set of nominees:

  1. Celeste of Contemplans Profundes
  2. Juliet Lubega
  3. Sachi Ishii
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3 thoughts on “Three-Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

  1. That all very true. “Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you,” as Our Lord tells us. We never know when someone who was one of our worst enemies will become a great friend, and, as St. Francis de Sales reminds us, our enemies inadvertently do us much good when we respond to their bad behavior with virtue and charity.

    I do hope Celeste participates in this. She ought to have some excellent quotes in mind.

    • Hm, I think I’m starting to understand more about why Don Bosco decided to name his congregation, the Salesians, after St. Francis de Sales! Thank God for working through those freaking amazing people, indeed! And Celeste, well, she does seem like someone who would say some really worthwhile stuff a lot. Based on my experiences with some of her posts, I feel like she’ll deliver very bluntly, and hey, receiving frank expressions may be painful, but her forthrightness makes me want to know more about the quotes that she would present for this challenge! 🙂

      • St. Francis de Sales was an incredible saint, which comes across in both his life and writings. You know about St. John Bosco’s prophetic dreams: his guide in many of them is said to be none other than St. Francis de Sales. If you want to read one of the most intimate biographies of a saint, you should download (it’s free on Kindle or Project Gutenberg) Jean-Pierre Camus’ The Spirit of St. Francis. This Camus was a bishop ordained by and spiritual son of St. Francis, who was also a prolific spiritual and fiction writer of his times. It makes for an excellent read.

        Celeste will hopefully include a humorous quote for us as well. I’ve been wondering if I chose too many serious ones for mine. My last quote should have perhaps been pulled from Full Metal Panic: “I will destroy many things and kill a lot of people. Then, I will be happy and my sister will be satisfied.” No one would expect that!

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