XIX. The World is Hurting

The world is in pain, and so am I.

As an American, I am being confronted with the ramifications of this electoral cycle. I feel the fear of the people around me, and that fear breeds hatred. People with different beliefs are overlooking the fact that we are all human, that at the end of the day we all we want is to come home to our families safe and sound.

For me it is easy to see that division and polarization only makes things worse. I wish everyone could see things like I did. That our fears create monsters that are more scary than the actual people behind them. We all want the best for our lives, and we should work together to make that a reality for all of us.

Why can’t people see that animosity and vitriol are not the solutions to the hurt the world is going through right now?

I just hope things don’t get worse than they are. I will do my best to continue to show kindness to every respectable person I meet. I hope you will all remember that hate is not the answer.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Take care, my friends. Give the people close to you a hug. Let us move forward with love in our hearts, especially for those that are different than us. This is the only way to make the world a better place.

Seize the day!
Ryan
11 November 2016 8:00 PM

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10 thoughts on “XIX. The World is Hurting

  1. In the words of FDR upon taking office: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.”

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