Excuse the randomness and the jumping around of topics but I wrote this as I felt it, so there were an overflow of thoughts in my head just coming out.
Friday, March 11, 2011. I woke up today thinking that it was just going to be another day, I was wrong. I found out about what happened in Japan not by the news but from the status updates that I get from facebook on my phone, which is sad in its own right if you think about it. I then turned to the news for the first time in I don’t know how long. I was shocked and in disbelief that something like this could truly happen, I could only imagine what the people there were going through. While watching the news all I saw was the destruction in Japan, the unrest in the Middle East, and many people dying. Watching all of this got me truly thinking about life and the way people treat others throughout the world.
If you think about it this life is the only one we are truly promised because no one knows what will really happen beyond this life. When we see people we shouldn’t see race, color, ethnicity, or culture. Rather we should see individuals who have the right to their own thoughts, ideas, and views. Now I don’t believe in 2012 and in the end of the world, but there have surely been some events that have been devastating on a great scale. What I am trying to say with this is that life is short and you never quite know what is going to happen next. With that in mind I wonder how people can still show hate towards others, still have racism flowing through their blood, and still manage to create drama.
I see it everyday at COD and those who go there know it too. There is drama almost every single day between someone, there is always “he said”, “she said”, and there are always groups and cliques having fun at the expense of someone else. Obviously this happens everywhere and COD is just an example. I think it is time for us as a society to realize that grudges and these negative thoughts and feelings will never get us anywhere. I don’t care if anyone of you comments this or likes it or anything. I just want all of you to think about how you treat others. Think about the people you let walk out of your life just because a stupid grudge. Then I want you to think about it on a bigger scale. Meaning do you truly, and I mean truly appreciate what you have? There are those who have everything you could ask for yet they do not know how to live life the way it should be. Then there are those who live on the streets yet they appreciate what they have even when it is not a lot. They know what life is really about and how people should be treated. I will be honest in saying that I overlook what I have on a daily basis. It is sad that something so drastic has to happen for us to wake up. And what is even sadder is that after a few days we forget about it and then just go back to our daily routines. We never think about the fact of “what if it was to happen here?” Wouldn’t we want or even expect help from others? I have been saying for so long that I want to do something positive in the world and help others, yet life just got in the way. Well no more excuses for me, but what about you? Are you willing to give even an hour a week to help others? Are you willing to go volunteer somewhere or make others more aware of a situation in the world that could be easily avoided if people were not so ignorant?
I am urging all of you to make this world a better place and don’t worry I am not just talking the talk I will make sure that I walk the walk as well. Just think about it though, this is our future, our world, our lives shouldn’t we care more about it? If we want a better world then we need to make it happen, we can not wait for someone else to do it for us. I am not talking about anything drastic right away but just start off with being good to yourself and being good to others. Showing compassion and concern for others can make a world of difference. Think about people being able to put their petty differences aside and living in a world where there is no hate, no negative feelings and just people being themselves. It is true what they say, you could be having the worst day ever with a hundred things going wrong but just one act of kindness from someone can make you forget about your whole day and energize you and your soul.
It is true that there are a lot of bad things out there happening and it is hard to just be positive and overlook these things. I am not saying that we should act like nothing is wrong, in fact I am saying we should be more proactive and do something about it. I mean seriously “Jersey Shore” and Charlie Sheen is what controls the news feeds and is what passes as good conversation topics now a days. Do we really want to be known as the generation to be connected to that? Like I said this is our future and it is in our hands to be molded how we want it to be. As a society we will face many hardships but the triumph of the human spirit is truly a beautiful thing. We need to be strong and be united in what we do because if you think about it we are the only thing standing in the way of being a beautiful world. There are no other enemies, it is just us against us, and the sooner we start treating others better the sooner our problems will fade. Well I can go on and on about this and many other topics but this is just what I felt so I thought I would share with all of you.
I am sending this to over 300 people and all I ask is that all of you just share the message behind all of this with at least one person and that will be another 300 people who hopefully come to their senses and start making this world a better place. Just think about this, you can wake up tomorrow to a better world and know that you were responsible for making this happen, why wouldn’t you want that?