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,