Is humanity lost? I know there are still good people in the world but I worry that they will soon become extinct.
It used to be that when I would look at the news and see all the bad things happening in the world I would be glad that I was safe and sound in my own little corner of the world.
But what happens when the “bad” stuff begins to invade your community? What happens when the people you see on the news doing bad things are familiar faces? Your world, not just “The” world becomes a much scarier place.
What happened to using common sense and common curtesy? There was a time when people tried to set a good example for children instead of breaking out into brawls at children’s events. There was a time when people didn’t say, shout, and write anything that was on their mind no matter how hateful. People used to practice what we call tact and diplomacy.
So how do we bring humanity back?
- Use your words to heal rather than hurt.
- Use your hands to help rather than hit.
- Work together to improve the mental health care system so that those who are struggling get the help they need before they resort to violence.
This may not be a solution but it’s a start!