The world frightens me today – with the seemingly endless hatred and anger permeating from every corner of our existence.
Turn on the news, open social media, walk down the street – everywhere. When did people get so angry, why are people so filled with hatred. What is it about the human psyche that feeds off the downfall of others. Where does it come from, this dog eat dog mind set. The human race appears to be simmering and just waiting to implode on its self.
I’m not sure if it is with the advent of social media that the hatred and toxicity is more prevalent today. Was it always underlying, but without having the avenues to broadcast it as we have nowadays, it went unnoticed, and it was only by the gossiping over the fences that the ugliness was spread at a slight slower rate. Why can’t one human be happy for another – is it envy, self doubt, insecurity. Why does everyone seem so unhappy. (Generalising here)
Listening to the news, both locally and internationally, each sector of humanity has a distrust of the other. Exposing the other for any wrong doing that they perceive the others have done – almost like the Nazi Germany era where you could never trust your neighbour – and if you did you could get stabbed in the back.
But it is also in our daily lives that this negativity abounds.
It starts with each one of us – I know, I know – that this is the cliche that gets sent out with the requisite memes and many people just roll their eyes at them, but it is true. If each one of us went out each day and decided to smile and find something good to say about our fellow man, what a better place this world would be. Try it – Just be kind! And you will be amazed at how good you feel.
Love thy neighbour, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Just because they may be different and have different opinions, does not give anyone the right to ridicule or feel superior. We are all human and have feelings just like each other. This latest shooting in America, makes me ill to my stomach, as I felt just the other day in my own daily life, when I had to be polite and diplomatic to a truly unnecessarily rude customer (part of the job) – the correlation is still there. But it is unnecessary. On the world stage or uncalled ugliness in our daily lives. As my daughter commented to me a while back, “Mom, just feel sorry for the angry person, imagine waking up every morning and having to live with all that anger inside”. Which I can understand, but how and why did that person get so angry to start off with. What is the cure. We are the cure. JUST BE KIND!