Sometimes it is hard to stay detached from people and events in life.
One of the things I learnt about Buddhism as I read the blogs of others on WordPress is that of detachment. I am no Buddhist, and never will be, but detachment is a useful discipline to have.
Today, I came across a blog claiming that time travel had been proven, which I considered crazy, since I view time as a fiction, and offered comment along those lines. The person in question responded by dismissing, but not offering an alternative to my argument. It is in those moments that detachment is useful, to accept that an argument has been offered, and if rejected, move on. Some people allow ego to get involved, and a difference of opinion can degenerate into a flame war.
In another blog today the writer gave the impression they was going to kill themselves. I offered an insight that people have the power to dig themselves out of any hole, to seek help when needed, and that life is a precious thing. I was told I was wrong. Detachment came into play. It is easy to become so involved in something as to force your will onto another, to take away their power to decide for themselves.
In my philosophy of the Liberated Way I will build illuminated bridges, by revealing knowledge or practical wisdom, but I am unable to force, trick or carry anyone across those bridges. I created a bridge for that apparently suicidal thinking person, and there I left it, for they are the agent of their success or their doom.
Humility is useful, for my arguments to both the time travel blog, and the suicidal blog could be wrong.