Wake Up Call
Wake up. Take a look around you. Do you like what you see?
Don’t look away. Stare at it. All of it. The ugliness. The bloodshed. The violence.
Listen. Can’t you hear the screams? The explosions? The cries for help?
Is this a world you want to live in? We only have one. This is it.
Look at what we have made the world. Look at what we have done to it. Look at your future. What shall be your legacy? What shall you leave for your children? What shall you leave for all who come after you? Will they think of you fondly, or will they spit at your grave?
The choice is yours.
Enough is enough. Stop making excuses. There can be no good reason for rape. There can be no good reason for genocide. There can be no good reason for war. We are pawns moved by ideologies created by the few. We have been stirred to anger, fear and violence by those who would benefit from our lack of wisdom. They use our own emotions against ourselves, and the worst part? We let them do it.
Calm down. Take a breath. Give yourself a moment. Think it through. We as a society are too reactive, exploding at the slightest provocation. Why have we become like this? Uncondition yourself and wake up. Take off those hate-tinted glasses and see. Never stop asking questions, especially the really hard ones. Step up, and stand up for all that is right and just. Bring chaos to its knees with love and kindness. Escape from the shackles yoked around our necks, and rise above to become the better human.
Together, we can make life better, for everyone.