The World is Sad

I have been procrastinating. It’s raining outside and I’m a little tired. I thought maybe I would just post something about the animals I’ve shared my life with over the years. And then I thought maybe something from my childhood. I love my memories and I’m so pleased I still have them. But that’s not what I want to talk about. Today is a sad day in the world.

I do not understand hatred between people. I hate beats. (Apologies to those who love them.) I hate bigotry and racism. I hate intolerance and condescension. Why are they so prevalent everywhere you look? We have people inciting hatred for no apparent reason. Perhaps they are a little different than you or I. Maybe it’s because they live in a different country. These are not good reasons!

We all have so much in common. Every single person on this planet bleeds the same colour. We all laugh and cry and feel pain. We may speak different languages, look different and even have different customs but we all have the capacity to love and to hate. Why would we fan the embers of the negative over the positive?

We are all brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, parents and children. We are one race: the human race. We need to stop hating and start caring for each other, for those who are less fortunate and for those who are different. ‘Different’ doesn’t mean bad any more than ‘food’ means pizza. There are all different kinds of people in the world and working together is how we will become the best version of ourselves.

I want to live in a world where people like each other. I’m not asking for love. That comes from a deeper place. I’ll settle for ‘like’. People are killing other people for reasons that don’t make sense. Perhaps that is the point. Our world doesn’t make sense! Some days I wanted it to stop, just stop. And yet that would be defeatism. We have to work at it. I have to work at. We all have to find the courage to stand up and fight for the truth and for each other. We are not alone in this world. And whether or not we want to admit it, we need each other.

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17 thoughts on “The World is Sad

  1. Jill Dunbar

    Good Morning, Pam….Why are you tired? J You’d think you had been busy or something…

    Seriously, what a super Art Show you gals put on, so much talent and yet each so different… I am very disappointed that I did not have more time there to soak it all in. Was great when I realized that I could come back on Wednesday and no so great when I realized that I will be in Niagara on the Lake on Wednesday. I am going with my friend, Alison, (the one I was going to bring on Wednesday) — we leave on Tuesday returning on Thursday (good timing, isn’t it?). We booked tickets a few months ago to see three plays: “Me and My Girl”, “Saint Joan” and “The Madness of George 3rd “ – What can I say, except I am sorry, as I was quite in awe of your work?

    I know I am at the bottom of the list for the painting of yours that is not for sale, but hopefully someone else will take the bottom and I can move up a bit J. I just love it!

    I owe Janice $50.00 which I will give her either to-day at church or tomorrow morning.

    Hopefully you will get some rest to-day and that the weather will be conducive to your coming tomorrow morning….See you then or very soon.

    Peace and Love,

    ~ Jill ~

    “Aspire to inspire before you expire”

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  2. scifihammy

    I’ll go one step further and say we don’t even have to like each other, as long as we tolerate one another! I live in a country with eleven official languages. That’s eleven distinct cultures. Often we may not understand another culture, but as long as we live and let live, there is no conflict.
    Every single human being on the planet is one single species. It’s time we realised this.

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  3. Mark Lanesbury

    So each morning I go for a walk, smile with a ‘good morning’ to each and every soul that I pass by…and make sure that my light is turned on. And while ever our lights are on, the shadows can only ever be on the fringes. And then there is someone else out there too, so it must fade a little more.
    Your light is glowing well young lady, let it be your guide, as you always do in your journey. Their are many lamps, many colors of the rainbow…just be you, it will guide us all to that freedom 😀

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  4. LindaGHill

    It may seem like a drop in an ocean, but I believe every word of kindness helps. Keep at it, Pamela.
    So sorry I couldn’t make it this weekend! I have the kids home and no help. Please let me know if you do another, and I’ll try again. 🙂

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  5. Sunshine Jansen

    I just spent a weekend at my favorite annual science fiction/fantasy conference and if a thousand people can be together saying over and over what you’ve just said (in different ways and many times not even half as eloquently), and each one takes it home with them to every life they touch, hope is far from lost. I just hate that thing have to reach critical mass before people can even imagine that the senselessness can be stopped…

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    1. quiall Post author

      The important thing is that people are talking. People believe in what’s right and that is half the battle. I am an unrepentant optimist. I believe . . .

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