I was catching-up with Cracked articles. I found an obvious click-bait article, “4 Sexual Preferences That Only Recently Became Taboo”: cracked.com Knowing that, I read it anyway. From there, I read a depressing article, “5 Ways College Screws Over Poor Kids”: cracked.com
But the article I want to draw your attention to an article that, despite getting into some heavy subjects, left me feeling much less pessimistic about humanity in spite of having just read the other two: cracked.com
For most people, the story of how they met their best friend is rather boring — around 90 percent of friendships in the world are probably determined by school bus seat placement. Frankly, “how I met my worst enemy” stories are way better … and as we’ve demonstrated before, it’s more interesting still when the two happen to be the same person. Proving that there’s literally no aggression humans aren’t capable of forgiving, here are five heartwarming friendships that were forged by overcoming things like torture, racism, and murder:
Victims of kidnapping, torture, mutilation, and attempted murder who forgive their assailants. Family members who forgive the murderers of their loved ones. And even a Klansman who befriends a civil rights activist. Just add “eventually” to each of those three sentences, and you’ve got the gist of the article. But don’t take my word for it. Read the whole thing for yourself.
Oh, and if you happen read the other two articles I’ve linked above, I refuse to take responsibility for the consequences.