I must be. I’ll bet you are too. We must be if we think this B-Sht Crazy World is going to make it. I mean think about it. Our planet is a mess, we only have one world, there is no back up. And yet as hard as some people work to try to fix all the problems, there are too many others who are apathetic. Even worse are those who fight against the solutions for personal gain.
People around the world are starving but we can feed them, we can heal sicknesses, provide care, promote education. But because of greed and apathy people don’t get the support they need. This planet has more than enough resources to support everyone if we share but we don’t know how to get along. We really don’t.
Food. It all comes down to food. One of the leading causes of death worldwide, is food related. In some countries: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer. In other countries: starvation. How can we let this happen?
We have pristine beaches we purposely pollute because we are lazy? We have places to put garbage so why don’t we? We expect others to clean up after us. We want the problems to be fixed but we don’t want to be responsible.
Too many dreams left unfilled can lead to apathy. Which explains so much. We have improved our lives a great deal but we have lost a lot along the way. We have lost understanding, compassion and acceptance. We find ways to promote hatred and that becomes all consuming.
Perhaps the most controversial problem facing our world is climate change. And we cannot agree on that! Open your eyes and look out the window. Are your winters the same as they were fifty years ago? Your summers twenty years ago? Some of the most violent weather recorded has happened in the last decade. Cause for concern? I think so. And so do scientists worldwide. I think I’ll take my cue from them. Naming a problem is the first step towards solving it and that took far too long! Now we need to fix it. Or at least decrease its impact.
But we run into the universal problem: we can’t get along. We are so blinded by our petty hatreds, greed and apathy we are unable to see the real picture. Our world is dying. It probably won’t happen in our lifetime or our children’s children lifetime. But is that the legacy we want to leave our distant future: we didn’t care enough?