Making the World Better: An Observation of our Crisis Response
The entire world has been witness to a tragic and horrific event in the Las Vegas Massacre and the responses have been quiet interesting. We have seen people post their sympathies, we have seen people post crazy hate filled rants against the ones they feel are to blame, we have seen people try to exploit it for financial gain and the one least recognized but most important, we have seen people help in anyway they can.
So what can we take from this mixed bag of responses? Is there any substance besides the people actually making a difference to the affected? On the for front, no. You all are acting like a bunch of children, politicians especially. Anyone who made this about their own agenda or just about themselves in general are despicable and I hope you are ashamed.
Very quickly touching on the gun control subject: the left and the right need to come a CONCLUSION on how to make things better. We live in the 21st century and the fact that billions of people can not put their heads together to make this work is ridiculous. Quit acting like this is a ball in a 1st grade class, talk about some real reforms that allow law abiding people their rights and keeps criminals and the mentally ill from having access to fire arms.
The second thing I have noticed is the conversations that are based on nothing but finger pointing. Whether it is the right or left’s fault or the government's fault or the christian's or the muslim's or gay people’s or whomever your crazy mind decides to blame it on, the fact of the matter is that as far as we know it was the effort of one man and it ended numerous lives and instead of showing love to the people around you, you decided to center yourself in a hateful mind set and push it onto others. This is not the time to take matters to facebook and scream about them, its time to show everyone around you love. What we have here, today, in this beautiful country, could all end tomorrow. We have a lunatic on the other side of the ocean threatening us with a nuclear war and you want to focus your mind on telling the democrats what snow flakes they are or calling people racist for ever small thing you can find? Time and time again we have watched people collide and every time it changes nothing.
There is an old saying "Never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table." This was because there was a time and a place for this, but in a social setting, they would only bring around anger and argument, which only divided people who otherwise care about each other. I am a horrible example of this. I run very hot and am passionate about ideas, so i tend to bring them to areas I shouldn't and even today tends to make a civil conversation into a tense one. So lets learn from this and realize that instead of standing your ground and trying to be the one that knows everything go out and love somebody. Not because they think like you or agree with your politics or even show you love in the first place but because they are a person. Take time to understand where they have come from and where they are now. If there is something you don't agree on politically, don't call each other names, just move on from it.
The world we live in has many, many problems. However we only stand to make them worse if we continue to shove them in the face of every person we meet. You can change the way someones day is going by making a point to be the positive person they met. My father used to have a sign in his office that said "Your attitude is contagious." So instead of allowing the virus of hate and negativity take hold, spread the love! It is the medicine the world needs.