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I am losing my faith in humanity. How can I restore it?

Most of the things that I see and heard is how evil humans are toward each other. Human in nature are evil and selfish though I know there are still good but it seems like evil outweigh good. Lately there are things happen in my life which lessen my belief on positive things and losing my faith in humanity. Of course there is a part of me that don't want this to happen but my reasons why I should trust again is shattering.

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  • Oct 17 2013: Disillusionment is the last illusion.
    Sometimes falling to pieces is the way to be put back together again.
    Please realize that what you see is not human nature.
    It is human behavior and it is a perverted behavior in many ways and instances
    because there are way too many people who are not getting their needs met.

    It is not simply a case of people being selfish, jealous, evil or hurtful, etc. by nature.

    This is because we all live in unjust systems that are run, thrive and gorge themselves
    on corruption.
    Finally, and simply, the hidden (well, not so hidden), fuel that drives all of this is fear
    and believing the lies and fear-mongering those in power drench us with daily, soaking
    our psyches so much so, that no more many be taken in or absorbed and thus, it spills over onto
    others.

    The world is insane and functions as so. The pressure is intense to become insane like everyone else
    so that you don't feel as affected by it and the comfort that one will feel when they are insane like everyone
    else so that they can no longer spot it, feel it or be bothered by it.

    Take solace and be grateful that you are not insane and can still spot it. Look for the truth, find your own truth and
    then to thine own self be true. You can certainly gain strength by seeing the sad weakness in others and maintain
    your own humanity by loving, sharing and helping others, where and when you can, to wake up from the deep sleep they are walking around in.

    Ultimately, you are all right no matter what happens.
    Trust what you know. What do you know?
    If you know it, then trust it. If you trust it, then don't worry.
    Something good will happen. If it doesn't? Don't worry.
    Something bad will happen.
    You are all right.
    You won't have a nervous breakdown.
    You'll have a nervous breakthrough.
    Something we all need.
    You are not alone.

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