Having faith in humanity is trusting other people to do the right thing. Having faith in humanity is trusting yourself, as well as the rest of civilization to make something good of this world. Having faith in humanity is putting eternity into the cradled arms of trillions of people whom very few you will ever meet. To have faith in humanity is to believe somehow that the chaos of this universe will eventually be resolved by those ahead of us in the timeline of what we call the future. Gerda Weissmann expressed her faith in humanity in the documentary. She did this by explaining why the Jews hadn’t fought or rebelled against the Nazis during the Holocaust. They didn’t fight back because they were astonished by the cruelty of what was happening. They just could not believe that humans was capable of having so much hatred within themselves causing it to destroy its own people. You would think they would lose their faith and trust in what humans were making of the world. Yet, they chose to trust and not interfere. Watching Gerda Weissmann’s story brings me to the question whether I, myself, have faith in humanity. This is a question that I’m not quite sure how to answer. Believe it or not, I don’t have much trust in what is happening in the world today. I know it sounds almost rude but no, I find it very hard to believe humanity can resolve the chaos of what is happening here. In fact, I believe that humanity is mainly the cause of the chaos that is going on. Countries argue, go to war, and even attack each other over money, religion, and power. Is this really what we’re wanting? We want to hurt each other because of our differences? We want to hurt each other because our opinions differ? Or because we do not believe in the same God? I believe that humanity does not have the ability to resolve the dilemmas that have been created.
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