Gratitude is practical not idealistic-The Rules of Retribution part 17

So China has joined Russia for wanting something more on top of the vast fortune they have already been blessed with?  Ukraine and Taiwan are beautiful countries, but massive Russia and China are already the world's envy.  They have more than they need.  I know ignoring politics is naïve, but what is the point of politics if it disrupts everyone's happiness, including their people, not just the opponents,  who have to fight to the death?  Is it not gratitude that helps you tolerate life?  I am not talking about idealism; it is just life is too short to be stuck in frustration, and 'gratitude' can be a handy tool to push you forwards, at least for the time being, to get out of a jam.

The dinosaurs enjoyed the status of ‘LIGHT’s darling’ but came to believe other species were beneath them.  They'd even lose gratitude for LIGHT, forming an abyss in their souls.  To it, the darkness was drawn.  It had been pushed away to the edge of the universe by LIGHT and was seeking the chance to crawl back.  The darkness expanded among the dinosaurs until the extreme frost surrounded the earth.
Even our LIGHT could not retrieve their entitled souls from the darkness.  Gratitude is not given; one must choose it.  Serpent says: I survived the bullies but was soon outnumbered by the mammals with a self-heating feature, lucky bastards.  Then Nemesis says: Then LIGHT got the idea of creating a man from the same soil I sprouted from to pair up with me.  Adam…who was never my choice.

THE CHARACTERS

SERPENT, aka NAGA, the eight-headed deity.  The snake represents the frailty that sees us stray from the path and often into darkness.  Big predators make the headlines, but ordinary people are tempted to commit small-scale cheating when shielded under the mantle of anonymity.  On good days we can fight off the temptation, but on bad days when we have just lost something and the world seems unfair, our hands reach out for it while a sinking feeling spreads inside our hearts, warning us that this is not the way to get even with life.  However, God or the universe may not mind if the gain is minimal?  So we tell ourselves.

NAGA represents the second chance and atonement in life.  

GODDESS IRIS/NEMESIS: Instead of picking one from the existing religions, all of which I respect, I opted to represent the universe's will via Goddess IRIS.  God gave us light, and Goddess followed it up with the sound, but as sound travels slower than light, no one knows her existence despite benefiting from her gift, music.  Something turned this once open-book IRIS into NEMESIS, Goddess of Retribution.

THE SPIRIT of LOUIS XIII: The king of France who reigned from 14 May 1610 to 14 May 1643.  Enigmatic character the world may not have fully appreciated, not unlike the current, which can be substantial even if the river looks calm.

OMELETTE: the dog who was the pet of Louis XIII in its former life.

TRUST: The Nephilim, rejected by the angels and the man, opted to take over the dark throne vacated by the Serpent.  Devil was the name imposed on the Nephilim by the man, while the name he chose for himself is TRUST.

ADAM: Of course, the first man was created after God's shape.

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