We, as a people, reside in an age of chaos, terror and death. As morbid as that may sound, it is the naked truth. Granted, there has always been sickness, hunger, murder and acts of terror, but within the last decade these have all compounded to become everyday realities. It is easy for me to sit here in my air-conditioned room with countless other amenities and contemplate all of the problems plaguing the world right now. It is easy because I, and probably every other person reading this passage, really don't have anything to worry about. Now I am not saying that I never worry, that would be absurd, but in the scheme of things, the problems we feel are bothering us actually pale in comparison to those that other people around the planet are enduring.
Imagine being famished and starving, elated just to be able to eat a piece of bread. Or picture living with a disease that was completely curable, only to die because you couldn't afford proper medication. Believe it or not, in other parts of the world and even in these United States people are dying every day because nobody cares. We as a nation are too worried about not stretching our paychecks far enough to pay for that sports car or go out to eat an extra two times a week. We are so concerned about getting home in time to watch Desperate Housewives that we forget about the people who are troubled with "REAL" problems.
I am not perfect by any means, and I am not here to preach, but at least I see the bigger picture, and am able to decipher that there is something seriously wrong with the world we live in. The major influx of technology and labor saving devices over the past twenty years or so has turned us into a culture of unmotivated, disrespectful, and greedy bums looking for the next big thing, whatever that might be. Sure we all worry about our jobs, and most importantly our families, but mainly we are too busy fretting over the medial, trivial parts of life to grasp the broader scope of reality. I don't know the meaning of life, but I have learned in my short time on Earth that life is the most important thing.
As long as we each do all we can to protect life in general, then we are doing our jobs here. All things living were created somehow and for a reason to help us and everything else encompassing this land "LIVE" easier.
The love that we feel for our families and friends is the meaning of life. Love is universal, it is the only truth we possess and a way in which we are able to feel alive. Today however, love for one another is thrown out the window in this Every Man for Himself lifestyle. We have reached the culmination point of many years of abuse and disregard toward the Earth and something has got to give.
One hundred years ago wars were faught with muskets and cannons, now man has reached the plateau where an unfathomable amount of destructive power is at hand. Human beings are so advanced that we are able to create the technology to replicate our very own DNA, or design a weapon powerful enough to annihilate all things living, yet we cannot even save the lives of those who die every day for no reason at all. It is now time for each of us to step up and do our part to make this crazy world slow down a little bit so that those in need can catch up.
Whether that means you hold the door for an elderly woman at the bank, donate to a charity, volunteer in your community, or do anything else beneficial to life as we know it, just do something to make a difference. We've sat back long enough waiting for a miracle, if we want a better life, then we have to change it ourselves. Let's stop being so selfish and think about all the other people and children in the world that need our help. It may sound asinine to you, but if we each do a little bit, we'll make more of a difference than a few people doing a lot would. If we don't do something fast, there's no doubt that our days here are numbered. Open your es and see the signs all around, we can't go on much longer living like this.