Sunday, October 16, 2011

I feel helpless. And hopeless.

Today I am frustrated by the woes of the world. Wall Street, 1% vs. 99% and 53%, media spending too much time on the death of Steve Jobs and not enough time on the deaths of millions of people who don’t have enough food, water, medical supplies, etc. It is all so back-breaking; the weight of this world…on the people who give a shit. And I feel powerless. And hopeless.

Nearly 7 BILLION people inhabit this planet. There is NO WAY we will all EVER agree on anything; let alone everything. How can those of us who care actually change anything? How can we possibly make anything better when there will always be greedy, selfish, sons-of-bitches out there who will do anything to hold on to their “piece of the pie?”

They can see the poison in our air, they can smell it in the chemicals they use for “cleaning”. We can feel it burning our lungs when we breathe it and burning our skin when we touch it. Yet we continue. Like the problem will sort itself out. Like “one person can’t make a difference.” If we can ignore obvious things that we can see, taste, touch, smell, how can we ever hope to change the things that can’t be seen, tasted, touched, smelled or heard? Will people ever grasp that it is (we are) ALL connected?

People have yet to learn to respect each other. Why can’t people see, whether they be Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative, Christian or Baptist or Methodist or Catholic or Agnostic or Atheist, et al, that the choices of one can affect the lives of many or all? I really just can not wrap my head around it. I really just don’t understand the ignorance, the arrogance, the indifference.

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