I began re-blogging my series from this past November. I have more stories to tell, but mostly, I think it’s difficult for some people to see any other side but theirs. Their point of view. Their preferred news slant. Their life. Their religion. When I am able to take a step back from all of that for just a minute, I see things from all perspectives. I don’t like to read about what’s going on in the news because invariably, it has some slant to it. Not only that, it make me sad. Period. I am pretty much sad for humans these days.
I think everyone needs to get over themselves, the hate, the distrust, the ignorance of other cultures or people, and just stop talking. Stop talking. Just stop. Listen. What message are we sending right this minute? If we went on a media blackout for some reason, is it at possible that some of this would get better? People are complaining and re-circulating bad news. Don’t watch this video I am about to post. Don’t make me post this ignorant view of this hate crime that I already posted to spread more hate. Don’t make me tell you all about my hate for these people who hate my religion so I’m going to hate theirs right back. Ummm. Hmmm. Maybe in this instance you should stop. Think. Is it harmful? Yes. Don’t post. Is it helpful? Yes. You can post.
I know some people are even complaining about the ice water challenge, and I get it. I do. But here’s what I have to say about that. You don’t have to do everything someone tells you to do. For example, you could make your own video and say, hey, that is a really great cause and I appreciate being nominated, but today, I am going to make a video about ending hunger. Or today, I am going to spotlight this other really obscure disease, hemochromatosis and I am going to tell you about how this disease is hereditary and what to look for. Or maybe even, today, I am going to give to cancer research, Alzheimer’s organizations or the food bank in my area instead. It’s more about raising awareness for a good cause. To educate yourself more about the cause and the money it has already raised though, you may go here.
So the point of today’s post is just to promote something positive, if at all possible, in a world filled with so many negatives. Whatever your positive may be.