Sometimes it’s difficult, often impossible, to understand what other people are writing about, when my experiences and outlooks are so dramatically different from those of other writers.   I wonder where they’re from and how they came to be the way they are.  There’s no way to share in what they are saying, there’s no door, or window to climb through, to touch base with their words.  I don’t understand how they can believe that smiling, hoping and being nice will change the world on a grand scale. All I can do is accept what the authors have said as something that belongs to them alone and move on, knowing they would never be able to understand me either.   Sometimes there is no common ground. None at all.

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9 Responses to Sometimes…

  1. Correct me if I am wrong, you have an idealistic mind, and tell it like it is. Thus, I can understand from where you are coming from…

  2. As a realist I don’t get the put on a happy face when there are serious issues thst must be confronted.

    • Agree completely. While people are busy smiling, others are dying. War is raging, the planet is being poisoned, as are we, and well, you know the issues. Smiling and not taking action will never change those things. Not in a million years. And trust me I am SO sick of hearing what people did in the past. THINGS WERE DIFFERENT THEN and our country is DIFFERENT than theirs were. Everyone has guns today and our country is completely OUT OF CONTROL. Hoping for the best is not going to cut it. Look at all the monks who are dying, while their leader is in exile. Fight or die. It’s pretty simple really. If you’re good with dying then I guess everything is fine. Here’s the thing. If you want to bring about change for your country and people in it, you have far less ability to do so if you are DEAD. You aren’t helping or protecting anyone by dying. The people doing the killing don’t seem to be slowing down. They aren’t on their knees with grief for killing people. I don’t get it. So the monks die for their principles which removes more peaceful people from the earth and leaves us with even more killers. I am one hundred percent for standing up for what we believe in but what we believe in should make sense and not lead to death which, in turn, leaves others unprotected. Sometimes I think dying is the easy way out. Then you don’t have to think about this stuff anymore. Of course, we don’t know that for sure, do we….

      • No, it’s not all about us. What will we leave our kids and future generations the days if the flower child is over . Even they fought to end the war. But this latest debacle of a pres. Election should teach us we have get to the truth we. WE Are going to lose all of our freedom and right freedom of speech. Stop smiling people , wake up!

      • That is such an important point. What will we leave out children? Will there be a future we would recognize. Will animal just be pictures in books, the oceans destroyed, the air unbreathable, never ending war and greed? Nasty. All done by people who want more for themselves.

  3. I agree with you, my friend. Regardless of our country, it is not a matter of simply hoping for the best. We can all (all of us who are aware, who are privileged enough to live in a “1st world country”) play a small part, with real actions.

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