Day 220 Question 220:
What do you find to be unfair? What are you doing to change it?
I don’t like to linger on negativity. I believe what you put out there comes right back to you. With that being said, there are still things in this world that seem very wrong and unfair. I guess unfair probably isn’t the best word to use. I just wrote a Facebook status and said “With all of the challenges I have given myself and the changes I have made, this is shaping up to be the best year of my life!” I say this with great truth because I am no longer looking through blinders…I am seeing a much bigger picture.
The world is an amazingly beauty place but unfortunately there are a lot of ugly things occurring day in and day out. I guess there are times when I have asked, “How did we ever get to this place?” How have we become a world where children are trained to be soldiers at the ripe age of 5 or 6? How has murder become such a norm in society? Why did we have so many unfit parents? I did not experience life 50+ years ago but from the stories I hear, everything seemed so different. We have advanced so drastically and in ways these changes have been phenomenal and life-changing, but where did the shift happen when humanity became lost? What I mean is, in the 1940’s and 1950’s, family seemed to be of the utmost importance. Children were taught to respect their elders, their teachers, their peers, etc. In my 33 years of life, I have watched government, the media, and technology change us as people….and I almost feel like people as a whole are becoming robotic…at least the young people (unfortunately, I have to include myself in that statement too…to a certain extent). At this time in life people seem to be more vocal on the issues….I love this because we see women standing up for their rights and although we do not have full equality in this country (or in the world in general), we have people raising their voices and fighting for it. In that aspect, I believe we have come very far as a society. We no longer just sit down and shut up. We stand up for our beliefs, our morals and our values. With that said though, we have grown to be angry and have used reactive strategies to make changes as opposed to proactive strategies. Like I always say, I do not have all of the answers, and the world will never be exactly how I wish it to be. I do not have a genie lamp to rub to make all of my wishes come true. I just see great potential that is being wasted in the human race because we are being controlled in almost every aspect of our lives. We tell people that they all have the same rights but women are still not being paid equally in jobs and gays are still unable to be wed in many states. We have politicians making statements about women having abortions in situations of legitimate rape. Legitimate rape???? REALLY???? These are the clowns that are controlling our lives and deciding how we can use our health care, whether or not we can get married, what the legal sentences are for specific crimes. I believe over the years our political system has failed us because it has become no longer about the people but instead about ME ME ME!!! One person’s beliefs determines how the majority will function in day to day life. My dad always says it is the democrats that are making it that way but in truth, it is not a specific party that is doing that.
These are just my opinions in this moment. We are coming upon an election so very shortly and I will be casting my vote. I need to continually do more research on the candidates and the issues, indefinitely….but I will admit it is hard for me in general to support government at all. I believe that every country needs some sort of control so there is not mass chaos but when is enough enough??? Freedom is strictly a concept but nothing we have really ever experienced in full….once someone decides for us, we have pieces of our freedom taken away.
So, here I am doing all of this “bitching” and people may ask, what I am doing to make changes. Honestly, I have done a lot. I have not moved mountains but I have fought for what I believe in. I write every day to express my opinions, in hopes that people will not take on my point of view but at least consider love over hate….to become more self-aware and be proactive instead of reactive. I changed myself drastically because I knew I was part of the problem. I used to live a life with a lot of anger and stress and with meditation and personal expression, I no longer let those things control me. By doing this, I truly believe that I emit positive energy which hopefully overflows to other people….I hope my words and actions can potentially drive people to better their lives. By changing myself, I believe I have helped others….by allowing them to see that change and a better life is possible. That is why I long to work in the human services field for as many years as my body will allow me. I have walked into homes of teenage mothers (homes that should have been condemned) and I have left knowing that these women felt more-worthy than they had before I had even stepped in the door. I give people hope whenever I possibly can because I believe people are truly beautiful….flaws and all. Even the most angry, hateful person has goodness hidden somewhere inside of themselves and I believe EVERYONE deserves to be told how beautiful and unique they are. This unfortunately does not happen the way that it should in daily life but that is what I am trying to do to make a difference in the world…even if it is small I believe that paying it forward with something small can turn into something really big!