Do you ever wonder about the life you lead? Do you ever wonder what would have happened if you had taken a different path? What would your life be like now? So many things affect the decisions we make. The people we interact with, actions throughout the world, the weather. So many things have had a hand in the decision process. Should I turn left? Should I accept this offer? Should I say yes or no? Every minute, every action has led you to this very moment.
I wonder what would have happened if women had accepted their lot in life and never gone after the vote. What if slaves had not broken their chains? What if we had never discovered the rich diversity of all peoples? Life would be very different than it is today and much poorer. We need the differences in people to stimulate each other intellectually, spiritually even physically.
There have been more advances made in the last half-century than in the previous 1000 years. Why? Perhaps because we have finally recognized how valuable each and everyone of us can be. Of course not all advancements are for the betterment of mankind. We have the depletion of the ozone layer, more aggressive viruses, Social unrest, Civil disobedience, Terrorism, War, Etc., Etc., Etc..
I am aware of the problems in our big beautiful world but I prefer to concentrate on those things I can change and on the positive events around me. One day a police officer stopped traffic and guided a goose and her five goslings across a busy street. Not one driver honked a horn. Walking down the street a complete stranger smiles and wishes me a great day. A young college student comes across a burning building and risks his life to save an elderly woman.
That is what I concentrate on: the inherent goodness that is in each and every one of us. It may get skewed overtime but I think we all have a smile or two in us to give.