It saddens me to realize how messed up this world really is.
Yesterday in Boston, the world witnessed yet another senseless attack on innocent people.
No matter what reaction our Government deems appropriate, no matter what form of justice is brought to these disgusting excuses for human beings, it will not be enough.
It will never be enough for the families directly affected by this bombing.
How can something like this happen? How can we allow such attacks to be carried out successfully?
The sad part is here in America, we feel safe. We find comfort in knowing we have freedoms, and rights.
What rights did 8-year-old Martin Richards have? His life taken away from him before he could even begin to understand how to live it.
What freedoms will exonerate the pain and sadness embedded in his family’s hearts?
As I spoke to a client’s grandmother today about this, I saw the tears well up in her eyes and her face was flushed with red, as she told me how sick this act made her.
Something she told me, really stuck. She said that people her age, from her generation are terrified of living in today’s world.
She said that she doesn’t know how we do it. How we could live in this world as carefree and fearless as we do.
It got me thinking about my generation, and the things we’ve seen.
When we talk about our grandparents and great grandparents, we always talk about what they have seen in their 80 or 90 years of life. We marvel at the idea of watching the automobile, the t.v. and some other inventions come to fruition. We talk about Pearl Harbor, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War etc. etc.
Wow we exclaim to ourselves, they’ve witnessed so much in their lifetime.
Well looking back at my 28 years of life, I realize that I’ve witnessed some crazy things too.
I’ve watched terrorist attack after terrorist attack; both domestic and international.
School shootings, Bombings, Sept. 11, theater shootings, and now marathon bombings. These are but a tiny sample of what my generation has seen.
Watching that grandma wipe her tears, and utter disgust for these animalistic pieces of shit who put us through this yet again.
I realized that, slowly, we are becoming desensitized to these tragic events. Slowly but surely they are affecting us less and less. Maybe we don't realize just the change in our perception, but it’s changing.
It saddens me to think of what my children, and their children and so on will be desensitized to.
This world is getting progressively worse. We hold the power to stop it. But it’s going to take more than a Democrat, or a Republican. More than an American. It’s going to take a world effort. Everyone of the billions and billions of people to stand up and say this is enough!
Keep your personal beliefs about religion where it belongs. There is no need to push your beliefs on others, and put down other peoples beliefs.
If you hate Democrats, or Republicans… Great! You have every right to your opinion, but there is no need to publicly put the other down. This world is great enough and big enough for us all.
Do you hate the western lifestyle? Then I guess you’ll be spending your time in the East.
Do you hate homosexual marriage? Then please for the love of God, don't marry anyone of the same gender as you, but allow those who differ in opinions to do so.
Do you hate your life? That’s your prerogative, ruin your own life, and leave the lives of others the hell alone!
Life could be so simple, if we allowed it to be.
Wars, and power, and greed… Is as Senseless as these attacks.
They don't belong here, they shouldn't be allowed access into our lives.
I look at this world, and I shutter to think how worse it will become in the future.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” –Mahatma Gandhi
Unfortunately, this quote can be swayed either way. Those who attack innocent lives feel like they are being the change they want to see in the world, and those who dedicate their lives to good feel the same.
Goes to show how gray the world really is. So for those of you living in the Black or the White.
Join us in the Gray area, and I promise you that your life will immediately become happier, fuller, and have greater meaning.
If we all do this, then perhaps we could turn this downward spiral our world is going through, and make it good again.
Let’s not always reminisce about the good old days, when life was better. Let’s instead look forward to the future, and warm our hearts knowing our children, and their children will truly have it better.