Just a FEW things wrong with Society today…(I am sure you will relate)

Hello! I hope everyone has been absolutely wonderful.

I have been quite busy, I have many posts in drafts, but all my energy is being expended on doing my readings and working on my college work. When I get the chance to have a break, the last thing I want to do is look at the computer some more.

Most of the time, I uphold optimistic views. Don’t get me wrong:  I usually see the world through a much better perspective than I am about to portray here. The principle of community seems to be at a loss. I am currently working on a teaching degree, and all that I am learning is telling me wonderful things. Especially the principles of inclusion in a classroom, school as a community providing both academic support and pastoral care etc etc.

AND THEN I THINK OF THIS… What kind of world are we living in. Sometimes people and principles of those who “govern” us makes me sick. Sick to the depths of my soul and the pit of my stomach.  Let’s explore some of these.

Why discuss these negatives? Well because you cannot hide from them, turning a blind eye is just as bad as committing offence. It does nothing for the greater good and in fact, takes it backwards.

(I do apologise for my reference to curse words in the following accounts, while there is no swearing, I am just informing you)

We live in a world where men marry 12 yr olds and don’t get convicted as pedophiles in certain communities. WTF

Recently in the news in Sydney, Australia, a little 12 year old girl went to enrol into school and lo and behold it was discovered that she was MARRIED. Married to a 26-yr old man, and get this; he had parental consent to do so. Firstly what 26 year old man wants to marry a 12 yr old girl- clearly someone who is sick, more importantly what PARENT wants their 12 year old daughter, living in Sydney to be handed over to a 26 yr old man. I cannot even express how this makes me feel. I don’t want to understand the other side, because I just cannot see how taking the innocence of a child and subjecting them to a life and a place where their dignity, respect and safety is compromised. Disgusting. Able to resist your immoral urges or not I don’t care, we live in a world where you can get help to control them. Do something about it or gtfo.

We live in a world  where we eat GMO’s all the time, because anything other than that we cant afford.

I mean let’s be critically honest. There is astounding evidence that the toxins being produced are inevitably causing irreparable damage. With awful long term effects we are sold these products because they save money? Because they sell? Because we are told to? I am sick and tired of companies and big scale corporations selling us CRAP that we could do without. Lies and deceit and withholding information that affects each and every person’s wellbeing. What is our other option? Spending a million dollars on groceries and food? When you have a family to take care of + every other stupid thing you have to pay for that you are made to believe you cannot live without; insurance, registration, random taxes (one day it will be air)- it’s cheaper to just go to the markets and buy in bulk or convenient grocery shopping at your local grocery store or supermarket. At least you can enjoy of what is left to enjoy. It is not practical and while better solutions will exist, big corporations will do anything not to let them happen. Who cares if you’re diseased? You’re just another dollar sign.

We live in a world where every little child may or may not learn respect and consideration in  school but it’s all (for some people) forgotten when they become adults.

You see it in day to day happenings; in queues, when adults get angry, when adults ask for things, when adults want something. Let’s be real, we can count  the number aggressive, angry, demanding, inconsiderate, hostile and disrespectful adults we encounter daily. Not saying the opposite does not exist, but WHY are there so many dwerps?! It’s like at school they couldn’t WAIT to get out of school so they didn’t have to follow any more rules? Get with it. You don’t need to be a jerk, you choose to be. And if you don’t think no one can notice… not only do people notice, but they don’t like you!

(But there are so many incredible people too (especially the people I know 😉 ),and this is not my overall viewpoints, but it’s a rant okay? And possibly an attempt to wake up a random who might read this perchance.)

We live in a world where people don’t FLIPPING indicate when changing lanes.
 
How is this worthy of a rant to be indicative of the moral and social values the majority of the people represent? Oh, let me tell you, it is VERY worthy. It is the Principle with a capital P. How are you not part of a community of drivers when you are on the road.  How do people not understand the danger they put OTHER people when they drive recklessly?  Why not let somebody change lanes- isn’t it possible they made a mistake and need to turn left? What does cutting them off really help you achieve? How can people just change lanes zig-zag through traffic  without any indication to the others driving on the road WITH YOU. How STUPID must you be. ( oh I am so sorry but it just makes my blood boil).
 
There are hundreds of people dying on the roads every day. And it isn’t fair that someone should die because you don’t feel like caring today.
 
There seem to be too many egos but not enough real cheese to cover the pizza, we live in a world where people have lost consideration and all sense of community.
Get a grip, contribute, because one day it might be your child who’s safety is compromised, it might be you who are laying on the side of the road, it might be you who needs a hand. You are a part of this community as much as any one else, and if you think this way, your neighbour will stop caring too. Paying forward works with both good things and bad. Watch what you do, because it will hit you one day.
 
We are not “entitled” to feel safe and happy, we deserve to, everybody does and the best way to achieve this is to be a part of safe families, communities and act on kindness. It’s not that hard. This doesn’t require everyone to be best friends… It is a matter of respect, consideration and affirmation toward those around you. Community isn’t just the people at your work, or on your street, or those at your church or people with the same religious or cultural affiliation with you, it’s everyone you ever come across.
 
Thing Global, Act Local.
Please leave me a comment; together we can make the world a better place…