I’m with Anne Frank in believing that everyone is good at heart. In fact, most of the people I’ve met have been honestly good people. The thing is… good people do bad things when they’re scared, desperate, &/or confused.
There’s a lot of that going on in the world right now, people being scared, oppressed, and confused with bad information. There’s a lot of arguing and fighting between people who MISBELIEVE they are on opposite sides from each other. The socio-political climate is making many people feel isolated, alone, and afraid.
But here’s the truth: PEACE AND SAFETY ARE NEVER CREATED BY FIGHTING. EVER. We’re not on opposite sides. That’s an illusion by those with power seeking to keep their power by manipulation and fearmongering. We are on the same side, trying to create a peaceful, safe world for ourselves and our loved ones. The only way to make that happen is through cooperation, compassion, empathy, communication, seeing eye-to-eye and seeking honest solutions.
If you’re ever feeling isolated, alone, desperate, or scared, please remember you are not alone. There are lots of good people out there who care. Reach out. Connect with those good people. Create pockets of light and joy in the world around you. You can do it. This life was meant to be loved and enjoyed and explored. Go love, enjoy and explore your life and this world. It’s full of wonder and beauty–and so are you.
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