Day 126 Question 126:
What do you think the world needs now?
I can’t stop thinking about the violence that goes on the world. I can’t stop thinking about how entitlement has become such an epidemic. I can’t stop thinking about how millions of children are not being educated and some are raised as soldiers when they are just little kids. I can’t stop thinking about how money has controlled the entire world and relationships are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
Honestly, I think the world needs to get its priorities back in order. I watched a documentary last night called War Child and the film showed parts of the northern and southern Sudan and it was absolutely appalling to see these young boys (ages 6-12 or 13) carrying machine guns or grenades. These little boys were soldiers and the sad part was that they were fighting people from their own country. They were fighting over oil and these boys equated peace and freedom to fighting and to war. One boy spoke in his native tongue and when the words were translated he spoke of how he wanted so badly to go to school and he wanted to learn how to fly airplanes so he could get his family out of Sudan. This is a young boy that watched his mother die in front of his own eyes and was no stranger to seeing death all around him. Although he was raised and taught to fight, there was something inside of him that knew that it was not the right thing to be doing. Somehow he knew that there was a world out there where people did not have to live in fear day in and day out. This small child (maybe age 7 or 8) said that at times he wanted to kill himself. He said there would be days that him and all of the other young soldiers we absolutely starving because they had not eaten for days. Being surrounded by dead bodies, he said he felt the urge to eat other humans just for some sort of nourishment but he knew that he could not do it. The entire story was deeply saddening because for me it is so unimaginable. I cannot possibly imagine having to live in those kind of conditions and for those children that is all that they know and all they may ever know.
Everything in this blog is strictly my opinion and everything is based on my experiences and my knowledge (which may be limited). I have so much love in my heart and I experience happiness every day because of all of the things I have been blessed with an all of the opportunities that I have but it breaks me to think about those that have absolutely nothing. It breaks me to think about the superficial reasons we fight each other. It breaks me to think that so many feel that the world owes them a favor and so many people are driven by money. We live in a world where it is almost impossible to be who were are fully because no matter what there will be ridicule and a lot of people have chosen to live through anger instead of through acceptance.
There are so many things this world needs but I am starting to think that a lot of things are impossible because too many people are controlled by their ego. Is there even such a thing as an honest politician? I truly believe that almost any politician could be paid off if they numbers or the status were just right. When I heard that Obama backed gay marriage, a part of me wondered whether or not he really did support gay marriage or whether he was just trying to get more votes or if he was trying to sway a certain area and win that majority of people. Barack Obama is a biracial man but all we ever hear about is how he is the first black president. His white identity has been completely brushed under the rug and he has used being a minority as an advantage. Why has this world become a place of constant competition and winning and losing and why do so many people lie, cheat and steal in order to get farther along. There is absolutely NOTHING admirable about those qualities in a person but unfortunately we are seeing more and more people becoming that way every single day. Too many people make themselves out as victims (and yes some may be) and I wonder when that is going to end.
I am not trying to spew negativity in this blog because my goal in life will always be to try to bring happiness to others and to bring people together and teach them about opportunities to earn from each other. I don’t understand why we have to be enemies. I am agnostic and one of my dearest friends is Christian (that goes to church twice a week) and although our religious beliefs differ we have an amazing friendship. We don’t let our differences control our relationship. In fact, I would be more than willing to ask her to educate me more on Christianity. This does not mean that I will suddenly become a Christian but I feel it is important to at least be knowledgeable as it is something that is very important to a majority of society. I would also be more than willing to learn about other religions: Catholicism, Hinduism, Scientology, Judaism, etc.
The world is this HUGE place filled with people that are all so very different. The world has become very angry and very selfish and I am unsure if there is any way to return back to any state of “normalcy”. I kind of think that the hole has been dug so deep that there may not be any way out of the darkness. With this being said though, I am not going to stop trying….even if I am just one person. My dream is to start a revolution…a peaceful resolution in which people were to embrace each other and to learn from each other instead of fight each other and try to take what the others have. Life doesn’t need to always be made up of facts and figures and be planned out every minute. If I could today, I would stand on a podium in front of a mass audience, dressed normally (not dressed by stylists) and tell people how valuable they are. I would make a speech that came from my heart and were written in my own words. Nowadays not one politician even writes his/her own speeches….in my opinion that loses all meaning and credibility. We need to get back to a place where we embrace our own individuality and learn that advancement and success does not come from stepping on others toes or putting down the little guy. I want to be a revolutionary, not for fame or fortune, but for the simple fact of wanting to experience at least a little bit of time on this Earth knowing that we were not always at a state of war. I want to see people of all races, creeds, genders, sexual orientations, embrace each other and learn from one another instead of immediately hate each other. There is no possibility for everyone in the world to agree but there is the possibility that people are able to accept each other and move forward….in my opinion, violence and crimes are just moving backwards not forward.
I am a dreamer. I know this and I love this. The world is this amazing place with such great potential but unfortunately too many people are polluting it with hatred and violence and their “Me Me Me” mentality. I may just be saying words that are only meaningful to me but I love how I feel because I will always want to bring people together and I will always detest the thought of people being driven apart by hatred (and most of the time the hatred is superficial). I kind of went on a rant here that really never had a focus. I just have been feeling so in touch with the world these days (even though I live in my small little corner) and I just want so many good things to happen for people (even complete strangers). It may be tooting my own horn by saying this but I do wish more people thought the way I do….strictly because I know that anger, hatred, meanness and spitefulness will never get you to a place of success come the end of the day or the end of life. It is something that will sit with you always and it will rot inside of you day in and day out. Love is the ONLY answer!