"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
How can we live in such a sterilized, self-absorbed, protective bubble? People want to say that the world is messed up but they are not willing to roll up their sleeves and do anything about it. When bad things happen; some look the other way, as if you don’t see it, it is not happening or more likely you won’t be expected to act.
There have been countless civil wars, genocides, and human rights violations that have gone on since the beginning of time. Many of these events have been all but ignored by media and the international community. Even though we know these things happen, they are incessantly disregarded in the “Beige Realm”.
|Devastation in Allepo Syria|
It is disgusting that the media and many people are more interested in Donald Trump and Kanye being seen together or what is happening with Brad and Angelina than the atrocities in Syria and all over the world. The US continues relations with China and Saudi Arabia despite daily human rights violations, but as long as we get our cheap products, oil, and a doorway to the Middle East, it’s all good.
I guess it should not surprise me that it is so easy for people to turn a blind eye since it has been happening here since stepping off the Mayflower. At some point regardless of race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation, we will need to come together as one and salvage what is left of human dignity. If that does not happen, I fear for us all.
What are the answers? I certainly do not know but I am tired of this world and everyone in it being filled with pain. What if we each commit to small acts of kindness every day? Can that help or will we eventually be engulfed by all of the evil? I do not mean to sound pessimistic but what has to happen for people to care?
Please join me in passing on good intentions and trying to bring kindness to our small piece of the world. One act, one portion, one person at a time. I wish peace to everyone reading this today.
Thank you for reading this and continuing to follow my journey.