I can no longer watch any news programs. It is sad and shocking as to what we are doing to each other. The news only reflects that our society is violent. After a period of time, watching the news day after day, I just wonder: where is this all leading us?
Then, I had an insight and the stark realization that in this period of time, and what is taking place in our society, it is no different from societies of the past: What the Romans did to Christians, the dark Middle Ages, the genocide of the Holocaust, and how war has inflected pain and suffering on countless innocents.
What I have concluded is that a percentage of our society is violent, with little regard for humanity. We have always been feuding and fighting over land, religion and thus hurting others. It is of little solace that in today’s world you see how we are repeating what has been done in past decades, century after century.
However, there is the knowledge of many good, kind, and loving humans who walk this earth. People who lend a helping hand to those less fortunate, who comfort the weak and are in need. Those who tend to the animals and forests. Those who step in to help us, and our loved ones to safety.
And yet, why must we tolerate those who seem to choose to continue to harm, and inflict such travesties.
I wonder about that. Do you?