If we take the time to look at the world outside of our personal bubbles, what is it that we see? What is it we feel? What is really going on out there?
We are the most advance species on the planet, yet many of us fear going anywhere in the world these days because of the chance of never seeing the light of day again.
If I am honest with myself (touching on my previous post on leaving social media), I can see why people distract themselves with puppy filters, memes and silly polls. It is either seeing those or the scary reality that is currently happening all around the world.
I recently had to do a course on how to act if I were suddenly attacked at my place of work, with a dramatised video of people being shot dead and a group of scared civilians figuring out how not to die.
I travel quite frequently and I have gone over in my own head what I would do if I was at a place that was suddenly under attack, if there was gunfire what would I do? Could I play dead? Could I find somewhere to hide? Would I survive? It is all in good fun doing an online quiz and finding on if you would survive this or that, but in actuality would we?
Are we prepared? Do we need to be? Where is next? If you were really in such a devastating situation, how would you act? I can run a movie type scenario in my head, but I have zero clue if I would actually be capable of doing such things as my imagination shows me I can.
I really just can not fathom how we got to this. I do not want to be scared of walking the street and facing a potential attack. I do not want to be scared that if someone acts slightly out of character in an airport, that it might be my last day on this planet, but what is the alternative? Immerse myself in distractions? # something silly that is trending on social media, say I have done my bit and distract myself further until something else happens?
All I know is I am not a hero, I would not even pretend to be. I am one person and I am clueless about how to live in this current world.
To those people who complain about trivial things such as it is too hot, you had to wait an extra ten minutes for your meal at a restaurant, you are stuck in traffic, just be thankful you are alive. Appreciate things and stop being so negative about silly things. We need more positivity in this world. One thing we are responsible for is how we respond to things. Do not make life more difficult for yourselves and those around you. Take an extra few seconds and ask yourself first if it is worth it. I guarantee you 9 times out of 10 it is not. Try and see the good in things, it is there. If you spent the time looking for the good instead of the bad, guess what? You would find that instead.
I think we as a species need to lighten up a lot and see the real issues. If we all got out of our bubbles for a while and stuck together, worked together, figured things out together then maybe we would not have to be scared of the world we live in. We have a lot of energy between us, a vast amount of knowledge and it all seems to be going to waste. What can we do? I genuinely want to know.
I am sorry if this got heavy, I just need to understand this world and I do not.
Until next time, stay safe.