I know I haven’t been here a while and I don’t normally go on a rant about things, but I have to say I am very disappointed.
I am disappointed in some people, things I am seeing and reading right now.
I see this world going through some very hard times. I see people struggling to get by because they had to be let go or laid off from their work because businesses had to close to protect themselves and the people around them. I see people getting sick and struggling to hold on to their lives through the doctors and nurses that have to be there through it all. I see families worried and scared because friends and family members are in hospitals where they can’t get to them to support them because they cannot go in for their own protection. I see “essential workers” having to be out there putting themselves in the midst of possibly getting this virus just to get people things they need or to protect people.
And yet…there are people complaining that they are bored having to stay home. There are people searching social media and jumping on other people’s pages and posts being negative and bashing others. I see and hear people being negative and disrespectful of others. Not thinking that someone may be going through something more. Possibly depression, possibly sadness, possibly loss, possibly anxiety….who knows! Some people are so self-absorbed and judgmental of others, they don’t think about what they say or how they say it might affect someone. Heaven forbid someone to be empathetic and put themselves in another person’s place for just a few moments. To think about what that person might be going through before opening their mouths or saying something!
I understand, by what I have learned growing up and I have learned through life, that it is not for us to judge others, nor to put our thoughts, feelings or beliefs on others. This is a world of free will. Yes, you can say what you want because we all have a right to say anything. But please, don’t be so blinded in your own self that you don’t look to see what is around you, what someone else might be going through or what someone else might need.
At this time when the world is going through so much, we need positivity. We need understanding in each other. We need support, helping others and bringing a little joy to this madness we are going through right now. Stop and think before you react to something or someone.
Please, if you can, look around you. See what you can do to help. Help by volunteering to get groceries for a neighbor, help by showing someone on one of the social media platforms that you appreciate them and are there if they need to talk. Show others that this world does have positive special people still and that there is hope for our future.
Show that all races, all nationalities, all ethnicities, all genders can work together and support each other instead of trying to bring upheaval to all that is going on right now. Instead of trying to shame others for who or what they are. Instead of “taking sides”, just work together. If you feel you have been misrepresented or shamed for who you are or what you believe or do, why would you not think about that before doing the same thing to someone else? I have seen so much of this lately and it saddens me.
No one is perfect but we are all perfectly different in our own way. We will not be like anyone else because, as a wise person has told me, “if we were all the same, what a boring world this would be.”
I know we can do better folks. I have seen it. This world amazes me every day when I see the beauty around me. When I see caring helpful souls that are there for others. It only takes a little bit of your time in a day to give a helping hand, ear or words. It makes such a big difference, not only in that other person’s life but also in yours.