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Compassion as Our Guide: A Short Story

Compassion as Our Guide: A Short Story

Sometimes it takes radical acceptance to learn to live with the past

Compassion as Our Guide is my first published short story. It was written during my freshman year of college when I was 18 years old but has slowly been altered over the course of eleven years. It was once bleak and depressing. However, it’s now an outspoken, hopeful and fictional short story about how some relationships can be salvaged.

I’ve only submitted this short story to one publication besides HubPages. However, I strongly felt that I needed to express its sentiments at this time. Despite its honest approach, Compassion as Our Guide fails to express the complexity of the relationship it emphasizes. Overcoming trauma is never about walking off into the sunset with those who have wronged you. Instead, it takes radical acceptance to learn to live with the past.

I’ve used the following quote in my article.

  • In the 1973 comic strip, “Country Parson,” writer, Frank A. Clark says:
    • “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”
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Justus Reinhardt

Justus Reinhardt enjoys writing articles, comics, poetry and prose stories. Through his compositions, Justus' goal is to help others by providing awareness to misunderstood topics.

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