Just some musings about what has been on my mind lately.
Watching the news and what trends in today's (current times) Social Media world, it is evident that, sadly, when given a choice in today's society, the majority of people, when faced with the decision to do the right thing or the wrong, will inherently choose the wrong thing.
We (collectively) no longer take responsibility for our actions, or are held accountable, as witnessed by our politicians doing whatever they want with no recompense. Nor do we (collectively) have any regard for the consequences of our actions...our culture is rife with admonitions from celebrities, the media, politicians and special interest groups to aspire to all the wrong goals and priorities.
Not being negative here, just relating some observations. Instead of paying it forward, or simply affording our fellow humans the same dignity, or respect, or courtesy that we ourselves would hope to receive, we demand it without ever practicing it ourselves or earning it. The choices we make daily....dictate the life we lead...and our actions toward others determine their actions back toward us. We are the Creators of our own reality.
Just stop and think how different the world would be if we all, including our politicians, leaders and influencers, right down to the 'so called' lowliest among us, chose to stop, breathe and reflect, before reacting. Or, we stopped before we proactively did something and determined to simply do the right thing, regardless of what we might gain for ourselves.
What do you do when no one is watching? What will you do, even if you are not recognized or get 'credit?" How do you treat those that cannot do anything for you in return, or NO LONGER do anything for you, when they are in need?
You are what you DO...not what you say... not what you post, what you wear, what you buy, what you accumulate or what other people think of you...Be...the change you seek...Dare to say "I am!"
We have the choice to forgive or hold a grudge, to help or not help, to respond with kindness and courtesy or with anger and abuse. It's up to us as individuals to regulate and be in control of our own behavior, well before we seek to change someone else's.
If we determine, everyday to practice love, tolerance kindness and self control, being responsible for simply our own actions, and it spreads...one human by one human...think what a wonderful change we can effect, like a ripple in a pond slowly spreading out till it reaches every shore.
Pie in the sky you say? A dream you say? Maybe, but I'll start with me. You simply start with you, asking nothing of anyone but yourself and we'll see what we shall see.
Yes, I am a dreamer filled with hope while still cognizant of the evils and obstacles we as a species face in these trying and contentious times, but I'll not apologize. The world needs dreamers.
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently…they change things. They push the human race forward."~ Steve Jobs.
Care to help me push?