(including you and me, we are potentially not better than terrorists of course)
The quote I picked out above, seems to show me a glass that's half full, would I be right? To make the statement more correct, you might have added, "we are also potentially amazing inspiring beings."
We are in the wake of the Manchester tragedy here in the uk. To take this one example, those involved have choices. We can see it as only dark, those with children killed are bound to see it this way, to be devastated at this time, devastated.
As time passes, they will have a choice to make. Remain in this place of pain, or start to climb out of it. If the former is chosen, the darkness will remain around them, as well as others close to them. Their spouses will be affected, every person they come into contact with will be dragged down a little, if they don't help themselves, they will surely spiral downwards, taking people with them.
On the other side, if they learn to accept what has happened, grieve appropriately, learn to fully live again. Their spouses will benefit, those around them would not shy away, but would see the light shining through them, the darkness would leave. The sadness would remain in their hearts, but it would be a bright sadness, not a dark one. These are real life choices that the parents of those murdered children will have to face! There's no escaping them.
This life is tough. But surely you can see, the tougher it is, the greater the satisfaction we feel when we overcome difficulties of whatever nature. And if you believe that this earth is but an incredible place of learning, the people killed in the Manchester tragedy, are just playing their part. There are also those incredible divine moments of joy too, are we to forget them? The birth of a child. The magic of our first sexual encounter. Running free on a beach. Etc. No way, we should love them all!
Of course, this doesn't give the real impact of one man's deluded actions, the thousands of ripples his actions produce will have huge implications for lifetimes in some cases, 'good' and 'bad'.The good that came out that helped balance the darkness was incredible. People in Manchester feel a heartfelt bond that's tighter than before, that many might not have felt before. The millions of kind deeds that this event brought to the surface that we won't ever hear about.
And of course, Manchester is but a tiny fraction of what goes on.
Can't you see this as a possibility Magda?
Choices. I think we can feel when we've made the right ones.