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theslimbox t1_jdinc1q wrote

I agree, it's tricky. My opinion is that if we spend time complaining about the past, we are missing out on the future. I have relatives that are living on reservations complaining about how the old traditions are being lost, that would be much better off today if they moved on to modern living. I'm seeing them complain about sacred sites, when they have no clue that our nation was in the Eastern states less than 200 years ago, and they are saying areas we conquered other nations to take have been sacred to us for generations. A poor understanding of history leads to stupid claims. I forgive anyone that has done injustice to my family in the past as I hope others my family may have offended will forgive us, and I hope we can all work together to keep loving others we we love ourselves into the future.


vrenak t1_jdipsof wrote

Indeed, the past is just that, past. We should remember it, learn from it, but not let it control us. The mistakes and misdeeds of generations dead and buried aren't ours, live in the present, prepare for the future by learning from the past. Don't live in the past, destroy the future, by making the present the past.