Navigating Our World

  • By Marie Friend
  • 05 Oct, 2017

Has the World gone mad?

The world has gone mad. This is my usual response every time there is another round of gun violence and the death of innocent people. It's the same old- same old, isn't it? For a while, (depending on the shock value of such an event) - the media milks the latest tragedy for all it's worth. Within hours we’re blasted with repeated pictures of the mass deluge of bullets and people either screaming and running in panic, falling down from injuries inflicted — or dropping dead.

For a while there is a lot of talk about gun control coming out of Washington. Depending on the individual politician's point of view and political agenda, the dialogue usually runs along the same lines. - that is until said politician has also milked the tragedy for all its worth in order to service his/. her agenda.

Do I sound cynical? Yes. Sadly, just like millions of Human Beings, I've become numbed and resigned to the fact that this is the state of the world we're living in. Is this a normal state? Of course not!

This is a world we've created over centuries of taking our Home for granted and accepting the idea that "It's every Man for himself" We are finally receiving the 'rewards of our labors'. At the risk of sounding like I'm Bible thumping - we are reaping what we've sowed.

Is this state of affairs acceptable? What do you think? Can we step back from the Abyss we're about to go over? Can you as an Individual Being answer that?

It takes many individual people to build a Sky Scraper - an Airliner - a Cruise ship - - a Pyramid. How many does it take to destroy such structures? How long did it take for that sick man to mar the grandeur of that Las Vegas hotel by shattering its windows in order to carry out his intent? How long did it take that time in the nineteen eighties for so-called "enemies" to blow up that passenger plane flying over Scotland? How do you enjoy the necessity of having to be searched at the airport in the event that someone might be planning to blow up the plane?  The Pyramids are still standing - but for how long? How long did it take for the irreplaceable antiquities of Iraq to be plundered and smashed?

It takes only One Individual to decide whether He or She wants to Heal our Home - - or Destroy it.

I have a favorite song and I don't know where it came from - but whoever wrote it is right on!

 

"Let There Be Peace on Earth

And Let It Begin with Me."

By Marie Friend 28 Dec, 2017

So... another year has come and gone , and a "New" Year is upon the world. Do you make New Year resolutions? If so ... do you keep them? I don't. Make resolutions that is. That way, I don't feel guilty when they're inevitably broken!

So... what will this brand-new year bring into your life? Will it be more peaceful than this past year? Ah.! Will this new-born 'baby' grow into a strong and loving adult?

Will you turn on the television to watch the national news and be pleasantly surprised to see nothing but positive events that have taken place in this country and around the world? Will we see more coverage of uplifting events such as Prince Harry becoming engaged to his love .. who is incidentally divorced and from a bi-racial back-ground? Can't help remembering the disaster that happened to his late, great-aunt Princess Margaret when she wanted to marry her true love - and was forbidden because her lover (Peter Townsend) was divorced. At least, after fifty odd years, something positive has happened in my native country's Royal family! Will we see more pleasant new such as this - instead of the latest sex scandal among the 'Rich and Famous'?

Will 2018 bring about a more positive thinking government with politicians who are Mindful of their peoples' needs rather than having a "What's in it for me" mind-set? Mmmm-mm.

Will folks who live in the path of natural disasters find that strangers will not only rush to help them rebuild their lives - but INDIVIDUAL government personnel will also rush to give of their OWN WEALTH to rebuild their homes.

It only takes ONE INDIVIDUAL mind -set to change a negative thought into a positive. It only takes one person to think, "What can I do to make someone's life more worthwhile." - - instead of thinking "Me first" Can you imagine what this world would be like if every single human being got out of bed on New Year's Day and believed that everyone else was as important as themselves?

               

Wishing you all a worth-while New Year.

               

               

By Marie Friend 05 Oct, 2017

The world has gone mad. This is my usual response every time there is another round of gun violence and the death of innocent people. It's the same old- same old, isn't it? For a while, (depending on the shock value of such an event) - the media milks the latest tragedy for all it's worth. Within hours we’re blasted with repeated pictures of the mass deluge of bullets and people either screaming and running in panic, falling down from injuries inflicted — or dropping dead.

For a while there is a lot of talk about gun control coming out of Washington. Depending on the individual politician's point of view and political agenda, the dialogue usually runs along the same lines. - that is until said politician has also milked the tragedy for all its worth in order to service his/. her agenda.

Do I sound cynical? Yes. Sadly, just like millions of Human Beings, I've become numbed and resigned to the fact that this is the state of the world we're living in. Is this a normal state? Of course not!

This is a world we've created over centuries of taking our Home for granted and accepting the idea that "It's every Man for himself" We are finally receiving the 'rewards of our labors'. At the risk of sounding like I'm Bible thumping - we are reaping what we've sowed.

Is this state of affairs acceptable? What do you think? Can we step back from the Abyss we're about to go over? Can you as an Individual Being answer that?

It takes many individual people to build a Sky Scraper - an Airliner - a Cruise ship - - a Pyramid. How many does it take to destroy such structures? How long did it take for that sick man to mar the grandeur of that Las Vegas hotel by shattering its windows in order to carry out his intent? How long did it take that time in the nineteen eighties for so-called "enemies" to blow up that passenger plane flying over Scotland? How do you enjoy the necessity of having to be searched at the airport in the event that someone might be planning to blow up the plane?  The Pyramids are still standing - but for how long? How long did it take for the irreplaceable antiquities of Iraq to be plundered and smashed?

It takes only One Individual to decide whether He or She wants to Heal our Home - - or Destroy it.

I have a favorite song and I don't know where it came from - but whoever wrote it is right on!

 

"Let There Be Peace on Earth

And Let It Begin with Me."

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