The healing process after being injured by others may take a long time. The majority of people get over it, but others may not. There is no single answer to this since it depends on the individual and their perception of life.
As a result, many people want to take up the battles of others, such as retaliation against their forefathers who harmed them. There is, however, one question that needs to be answered: whose battles are they fighting?
As much as a stone is thrown at someone else, it is also thrown at oneself. The desire to avenge creates a space for hatred to flourish. When fighting for retribution for wrongs done to close friends and family members, one does not allow them to think freely about themselves. Can they ever be sure that their people have not wronged others in the same manner? I, for one, am unwilling to participate in my father’s battle without a clear understanding of what he is believed to have caused others.
The courage to make a U-turn and realise why fighting someone’s battle forever directly indicates that one is on the wrong path is difficult.
The cost of hate is not worth it. Kindness towards all people, regardless of race, colour, personhood, abilities, shape, and size, is what makes life worth it.