Thursday, July 14, 2016

Troubled Times

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. - Albert Einstein

I have come across this quote often over the years and passed it by in favor of more upbeat, positive choices. Now I think it's time has come. It appears the world has completely taken leave of it's collective senses. I can't imagine, nor do I want to know, what goes through people's minds when they commit such atrocities as we have seen recently. 

Human beings are blessed with the ability to think and reason, and the capacity to feel empathy and compassion. We also have been taught the difference between right and wrong and good and evil. Yet there is so much anger and hate brewing around the world now, and groups that continue to perpetuate feelings of ill will and violence. 

I say it is time we get over ourselves and quit labeling and categorizing people and stop promoting violence against them. Whether your life matters shouldn't depend on what color you are, what restroom you use or what you do for a living.

We should just live our lives and tend to our own business and let others tend to theirs. I still believe mankind as a whole is good, but looking at recent events I'd say there are more than a few tainted apples in the barrel.

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  1. Hi Linda - the world has certainly had some dreadful moments recently - affecting many so desperately. I too wish for peace and that we could all appreciate each other with our wonderful cultures and different creative ideas ... let's take the lead and take ourselves out of troubled times helping others ... cheers Hilary

    1. Since I wrote this post there has been more senseless violence in the form or terrorism. I agree that we can each do our part of pull ourselves up into a more positive light.

  2. I, totally, agree with you, Linda. There seems to be a lack of empathy, compassion and civility as of late. I don't know how we can reverse this rise in anger and volatility but it's really quite frightening. **sigh** why can't we all just be kind to each other?

    1. Cheryl, I wish I knew. Would that there was some magic potion that would set the world to rights.


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