When I see the chaos in the world around me, I am not surprised. Most of the time I feel alone in my way of thinking but I am starting to accept it. I cannot live my life engaged in battles of words with people who's ears are completely closed.
What I will do, today, right now, this very second is own my part. I know the state of the world today, I am partly to blame.
When I look back at my life I realize there were things that were just too hard to think about, too hard to deal with. So I pushed them under a theoretical rug. Today I am lifting that rug and shaking it out!
I am making a promise to myself to focus more on the causes that are dear to my heart. The world around me would like it if I argued about the things they care about. But the truth is, what they care about, I don't. The reason I don't care is because I have answers for these problems but they are falling on closed minds, closed ears, and closed hearts. It's not the problems I don't care about, it's the people enabling the problems.
When I hear people say they miss the "good 'ol days", I cringe. Why? Because those days were not so good for millions of people. Those days harbored false fronts of happiness, and also complete loss of freedom for others.
You might be surprised to hear that I have always felt this way considering my love for the past.
Yes, I love certain things about the past, yes I never want to forget any of it, even the bad...ESPECIALLY the bad.
I do not want to live in the past. I only want to learn from it. Bring to my future, the good things and be reminded of the bad things, what not to do. I love the way I feel when I think about the good things in my childhood. I cherish my memories.
So I will continue my love of the past but make no mistake, I do not long to go backwards. I long to move forward but hopefully being better than the past.
I have slowly opened my mind which taught me that I do not have all the answers and I need to listen. I need to learn. I will be firm in my beliefs, I will stand my ground, but I will also hear you out.
I wish I could say the future looks bright. But honestly, I feel with the work as a human that I need to do to help others, looks hard. It looks scary. It looks like a lot of work.
But to me it's important because as hard as it is for me to even think about it, imagine the people actually living it, the people who need help.
Reviewing this I am finding, it reads a little dismal, yet inside, I am kind of jumping with joy at my new found burst of energy to try and help others in need.
The decision I have made to no longer waste my time, energy, words, and thoughts with people who do not hear me, feels exhilarating!
I wish you all a wonderful day ahead and maybe a new lease on life!
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