tears form behind my eyes

What will it take for all people to get along? Is that even possible? Or are we all so self-centered and needy we are totally incapable of truly getting along with one another? I feel like we live in a society where it’s the norm to not even know your neighbor’s name. How did this happen? I feel like that part in “The Break-Up” when Brooke is crying and asking Gary, “how did we get here?” No lie – that’s how intensely I treat this problem. Well, maybe treat isn’t the right word here because I feel like I haven’t done anything yet. More like think about, if you will. It sounds silly, I know, but the fact that the world is so messed up breaks my heart. I know it’s to be expected, but I can’t get over it, even when I seem to be numb towards it. Numb because I know it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Numb because I’ve always believed there’s no such thing as world peace. But even if world peace is truly impossible, there has to be a solution.

There’s that famous quote everyone’s heard of, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” I never remember correctly who said what, but I don’t think that really matters in this case. I think action in this case matters. Actual action. Not the spoken kind. Not the kind where you say you’re going to make plans to hang out and then nothing. Not the kind where you complain about every little thing wrong with the world and then offer no solutions. You can discuss anything to death, but in the end, something’s gotta be done. The question is, who is going to be first? I know, I know. It’s not that simple. Where do we begin? Well…

If every single person in the world focused on one thing they are truly passionate about improving in the world…Walt Disney couldn’t even imagine a world like this.

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3 thoughts on “tears form behind my eyes

  1. It’s easy to find something you want to change but very difficult to be that change. That kind of action required a great deal of commitment and sacrifice, and the work is usually thankless. And change is hard. Change is like revolution, going to battle, getting hurt. There is a saying that the fool wants to change the world, the wise simply wants to live in peace. Perhaps true change can only come from a wise person foolish enough to act.

    • I see where the quote is coming from, but I disagree that the wise is living in peace. The world is not at peace so by doing nothing as a wise person does, the wise person is not really living in peace are they? I am also not suggesting one person to change the world. I am suggesting each person only focus on one cause and together we will change the world as a whole.

      • Yes, the wise is not living in peace but it is what some of them are striving for. Sadly, peace does not come easy, as you noted. In our present world, it will take a lot to restore even a little peace…

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