What does reconciliation look like?

Reconciliation is shown when people are hurt but they forgive those who hurt them. If someone is bullied, they can move past their grief and anger, and try to reconcile, or connect with the person who emotionally or physically hurt them. Reconciliation is to forgive and forget. If people dwell on the past their whole life, they will never move forward and beyond; instead they will live in grief and anger their whole life. For example, Jewish people were attaked in World War Two, but today, many Jewish people have forgiven the Germans and reconciled with them. So often people try to reach out to those who have hurt them. The book ‘Touching Spirit Bear’ shows reconciliation between Cole and the boy who he physically hurt. Cole reconciles with the boy, and the boy forgives Cole. Reconciliation helps both the victim and the culprit, because both of them can live their lives freely, without anger and hatred.

There was a story on the news a few years ago about a young girl who got killed in a car crash from a drunk driver smashing into her car. Instead of the mother of the girl having hatred towards the man, she reconciled with him and reached out and forgave him. She even took it to the next level by going to the court and made his sentence in jail be cut in half! This reconciliation not only freed the man, but freed her from her anger aswell.


What it means to be human…

Humans want to feel included

Humans persist in difficult situations

Humans need friends and family

Humans need hopes and dreams

Humans need to communicate

Humans need to understand others

Humans adapt to different environments (good and bad)

Humans seek new knowledge

Humans are greedy

Humans sometimes strive to be a better society

Humans can cause conflict for power, race, nationalism

Humans can be racist and/or prejudice

The movie The Help is an amazing movie, that shows the discrimination between races. It taught me that people are all the same and everyone deserves equal rights. The movie shows and describes the strength and kindness that the black housekeepers showed to the white people. I also learned that people looked down on other nationalities, and life wasnt fair for black nationality people, and they would have to work for very little or almost no wage. The Help is a book and a movie, and it is about how black women had to be housekeepers for wealthy white people, and that the white people would treat them horribly. When I compare the movie to today, I realize how much the human race has developed and how so many people now fight for human rights and freedom.