Tuesday 7 March 2017

Horrible People Doing Horrible Things

I don’t know if you believe there is a reason for us being here. I’d like to think that there is a reason and I think the vast majority of people feel the same way. That’s why there are religions and belief systems in every corner of the world and has been for tens of thousands of years. We need something to anchor us.

Personally I feel that this life is one of a series of lives and in each and every one I am learning something important. Things like lions don’t make good pets, expiry dates are important, don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, facebook advice is worth what you paid for it, snow tires grip the road but still don’t brake very well on ice, etc. I could go on and on, I have learned a lot but there is much more that I need to learn. I haven’t even begun to work on making myself a better person.

We need a belief system of some kind because the world is a horrible place. Yes, I know there are wonderful things like a baby’s laugh, free coffee at Tim Horton’s, the first warm spring day, the first snowfall of the year, holding hands with someone you love, the smell of leaves burning in the fall, looking at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes and sitting quietly at the end of a life knowing that for the most part things have been pretty good.

I watched a young man today that had developmental issues. He was happy enough and I suppose that his challenge is what he is here to learn.

Two days ago in the early morning hours a young man was drunk, drove the wrong way on a highway and ran head on into a car with three women. The three women survived and are in the hospital but it will be a long time before they heal. I imagine they will never be 100%. The young drunk guy walked away from the accident without injury. He has been charged and will be fined or serve a few months in jail. Maybe that is what he is here to learn.

On the other side of the world there is flooding or droughts. People are starving and or being killed. They don’t have access to the fine medical care that we have and die from curable diseases. I don’t think about those people very much. I don’t think I am here to learn about that during this lifetime. I’m not sure why I am here, it can’t be about writing a blog or I would be better at it don’t you think? I haven’t made any significant mark on the world as a whole but I have had some impact on those closest to me. Maybe something I have said to Hurricane, Tornado or Tsunami will inspire them to do something great. Maybe not.

Today the world is a horrible place with horrible people doing horrible things.

Tomorrow… will be different

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