We've all been treated bad. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I have never met a person who, male or female, at some point in their life hasn't been treated badly. Knowing that, I really don't have much sympathy for all these feeding-frenzy paranahs in the news lately who want to be special because some man touched them inappropriately 20 years ago, or some man's reputation was ruined because a woman made up a story about inappropriate behavior. Lies get told, people get touched, but guess what, most people get over it.
The minute a person puts themself on a pedestal and thinks themselves, and their story much more important than the overall good of mankind around them, the world falls apart just a little bit faster.
We live in a broken world. Why is anyone still surprised about that? Evil runs rampant, guidelines for clean living are ignored. When I look back at my own life, at the #MeToo moments that virtually every living being has in their closet, I can see a choice, made just a little further back up the road, that led to bad things happening.
It's time for people who are physically and mentally able to learn, to be responsible for themselves, and accept that there are always going to be consequences for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or for making a stupid choice. It is also time to step up legitimate efforts to help those who are not physically or mentally stable with better mental care and credence in all walks of life.
I get it that bad things happen to good people, and that some bad things happen when an initial bad choice on the part of the victim was never made. But, honestly, those cases are few and far between.  If we are really honest with the skeletons in our closets, and we all have them, they are there because of stupid choices.
Life is about choices. Choose to do drugs, get drunk, or be surrounded by idiots, bad things are going to happen. But there are plenty of good choices to make. They used to be outlined on accessible walls in every home, in schools, in courthouses, in public places. They were, and still are, called the Ten Commandments. God, who is more powerful and greater than any entity, good or evil, gave those guidelines to humans in this really awesome book called a Bible, so that bad things like addiction, jail-time, ruined reputations, lying, cheating, murdering, torture, sexual immorality and abuse would not happen.
But guess what. Most people don't read their Bibles much any more, many don't even know where one might be that they could get their hands on. People don't want to be good, they just want to be special and at the center of attention.
People would rather be famous in the eyes of the world for a few moments, and even broadcast all their broken ugliness to the world than to read the Ten Commandments every day and actually try to live by them.
I am not completely cold-hearted. I feel pain for those who are in pain. I empathize with the weak and those who have been taken advantage of. Maybe they aren't suffering for their own sins, maybe choices made by their parents have caused their turmoil. But the key to not living one's life as a miserable victim is too just make a simple choice not too.
Get over it. Live a good life. Be responsible. Make good choices based on sound logic. The best place to start is Deuteronomy 5:6-21. Google that, or better yet, find a Bible and turn the pages. Let the words of amazing wisdom prevail in a time when evil would rather have us at each other's throats, disagreeing about right and wrong and who is more important.
We are all important. We must remember to treat each other that way, not just elevate the one looking back at us in the mirror. Because we all come from the same place, and in the end, we all are going to leave this world behind. It doesn't matter if we were treated bad or good. It does matter what choices we make to that end.