Observations   16 comments

Nothing fancy tonight…, no poetry, pictures, recipes, anecdotes, or jokes…, just observations. 

I look at the world around me, around you, our world, folks, and what I see makes me very sad.  On every day, almost every hour, some new violence erupts somewhere.  Where does this all start?  I’m just asking the question, folks.  You’ll have to come up with your own answers.  I see it in homes, in schools, on the street, in communities, in countries, and all over the world…, wars, murders, rape, robbery, assault, kidnappings, abuse, both physical and mental.  Statistics that I hear say that these acts are committed by a minority of people.  If this is so, why does the majority tolerate or ignore it so blythly.  Is it that acceptable?  Have we become so innured to it that it’s an accepted part of life?  WHY ?  When did all of this begin and didn’t anyone see these problems coming with the change in social mores?  Military leaders follow the beat of their drum of war.  Politicians seemingly follow the green trail of special interests rather than the desires of their electorates.  Society, it seems is too lost in their iphone, ipad, gameboy, television, or some other media to be interested. 

 I’m not a conservative by any means, and not a liberal either.  I’m a free thinking individual, belonging to neither group, and I see so much that is wrong and nothing being done to change the path we’re on.  Am I in such a small minority?  And is the voice of this minority so small that it can’t be heard over the din of the everyday world? 

Comparing the world I live in today to the world in which I was raised as a boy is heartbreaking.  All I see today is a lack of trust, indifference, hatreds, discrimination, violence, and, worst of all, a crippling, growing, paralyzing fear. 

I try in my own way to make the changes that I can, influence the people that I can, but I’m frustrated.  It just doesn’t seem enough.  I’m asking for you to join me in changing our world.  It doesn’t take that much.  It starts with a smile when your eyes meet a stranger’s on the street, holding a door for someone, not being judgmental until you have all the facts, and it builds from these things.  Please try…

Blessings to all of you,

Paul

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Posted April 19, 2013 by PapaBear in About

16 responses to “Observations

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  1. This is rather an unusual post by you, Paul, but reading your expressive thoughts was impressive!
    Believe me, you are not the only one who sees injustice and abuse all around and pray you could influence or change anything..
    However, there is a higher justice and a return on every deed that is giving to each his own and pretty quick now..
    Be sure that none of the good or bad acts remains unpaid.
    Your empathy with the world around is noble. We keep trying to unite and help and change this world a heart at a time!

  2. Indeed all change should start from within. As we also retain the ability to accept change for what it is.The changed situation is reality. Can we fight that?

    I hear you say that you find change as heartbreaking. As you see an all round ‘lack of trust, indifference, hatreds, discrimination, violence, and, worst of all, a crippling, growing, paralyzing fear.’ But is this really true? Could this be a perception and the changing hue of the glass through which you peer at reality? And assuming that your perception is grounded to reality, what could be at the core of these changed behaviour patterns? Could it be that we have played a part some time, somewhere? And how could we take responsibility rather than assigning blame?

    Shakti

    • It’s true we all played a part in the changes, mostly by indifference and inactivity, by permitting society to deteriorate to the level it is today. Is this a perception ? Yes!!! And it is a factual one. Can you turn on the media today and not hear/read about war/murder/rape/kidnapping/beatings/abuse/terrorism/fraud ? These things were not evident in society as commonplace daily events when I grew up as they are today. Statistics over the years will prove that this is not just colored glass perception – IT’S REALITY !!!

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      Submitted on 2013/04/22 at 10:50 AM | In reply to Shakti Ghosal.

      It’s true we all played a part in the changes, mostly by indifference and inactivity, by permitting society to deteriorate to the level it is today. Is this a perception ? Yes!!! And it is a factual one. Can you turn on the media today and not hear/read about war/murder/rape/kidnapping/beatings/abuse/terrorism/fraud ? These things were not evident in society as commonplace daily events when I grew up as they are today. Statistics over the years will prove that this is not just colored glass perception – IT’S REALITY !!!

  3. I always do try as well, dear Paul ~ try to keep the perspective of a child as much as I can… trust and love unconditionally… though often warned this may not be wise. I refuse to conform to the standard of “fear” that most do… So yes, I talk to strangers and smile at everyone… I will never understand why our world is so troubled, where the anger and hatred stem… it seems so much easier to choose a path of peace and love… Hugs ~ and thank you for expressing yourself so candidly on this important topic. x RL

  4. Distractions……….so many distractions from what matters most – what is left when we’re gone. I’m with you – a kind word, a truth shared, a look that conveys love rather than pity. We belong to each other, and I am saddened by all those who forget. ~ Love this and you. ~ Ever, Bobbie

  5. If you’re in a small minority, Paul, then I’m firmly next to you under that banner. The things that happen today.. It’s baffling. Some of these people we read about, sadly on a daily basis, they don’t even seem human, with the things they do. I haven’t seen as much of the world as you but I know how rapidly things are changing, people are changing. It’s not for the better too. Indifference and apathy are the more commonly seen sentiments, all common sense is pretty much of the window.. Rant over, sorry.

    Thank you for this thoughful post. I will follow your lead as well. We really need to be the change we wish to see in the world.

    Hugs

  6. I joined you the day we met … XO Sheri

  7. I share your frustration Paul and I was so annoyed with the media offerring bland bromides. Yes I watched the media again for the third time this year in response to another major tragedy.
    “Comparing the world I live in today to the world in which I was raised as a boy is heartbreaking. All I see today is a lack of trust, indifference, hatreds, discrimination, violence, and, worst of all, a crippling, growing, paralyzing fear. ”
    So true. So frightening. So real.
    Glad you have the courage to speak the truth without bromides. This is serious folks and it is not going away without some major changes…..

  8. I think decreasing of morale is the impact of the sophistication of science.
    Have a wonderful week end dear friend.

    mei

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