“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
Unfortunately, we live in a beautiful world that we fill with pain and sorrow. Even with the best intentions, we still manage to constantly hurt one another. Who has never been hurt by a loved one like a parent, a sister or brother, a son or daughter or a best friend? All these people who are close to you care about you. From time to time, they, just like people with bad intentions, manage to hurt you. This is not one-way traffic. You have to realise that you also occasionally hurt your loved ones.
It is important in life to know who to forgive and who not to forgive for hurting you. Who is doing it with bad intentions and who is doing it just because they love you or simply because they made a mistake?
Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who lived from 1945 till 1981. He was an icon in the world of reggae and ska. In the beginning of his singing career, Marley was in a group called The Wailers. Later on, he pursued a successful solo career. Marley sold more than 75 million records, an achievement that places him next to groups like Nirvana, The Police, Robbie Williams and The Black Eyed Peas. Some of his well-known songs are Exodus, Jamming, One Love, Redemption Song and Is This Love. In 1976, two days before a free concert, Marley got shot in his chest and arm by unknown gunmen. The concert was organised to ease the tension between two political groups so the attempt was most likely politically inspired. Nevertheless, two days later, an injured Marley performed. When asked why, he said “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?”. Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, which saw Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia as God the almighty. He died of cancer at the age of 36.