by Daniel Arthur J., September 26, 2014
People need to feel wanted, respected, and hopeful.
In this new age of easy contact it is too easy to not really make contact. A person can manage many relationships with others, and feel pretty fulfilled. I don’t think it’s that way for a lot of others – including their contacts. These contacts feel rejected very easily, get lost, lose hope, and often wander into poor ideology. Perhaps that is what is fueling so much violence on the planet.
I can imagine that a relatively immature young person with a feeling of loss could easily find organized, armed struggle as an outlet for their loss of hope. They can have a religious zealot pushing them, get together with real people, and get directed and motivated toward violent ends. They are like zombies really. They have a purpose that’s not really theirs. They would rather have hope, work or study, have a place to call home, and have a close relationship with someone they care for.
Somehow I believe our current technological advancement is creating this huge sense of loss and being lost. Too much promise or hopes that are dashed without a second thought. There is no recourse. People give up until the bad elements find them, and soon enough they are directing their very real anger at the rest of us.
How do we turn this situation around? Society is becoming more cold and heartless in this regard with social networking. I don’t think it is on purpose or even that we are conscious of this cold and heartless behavior. We think of the positive contact and not the easy, cold shut off. Your emotions and feelings are activated, and “Bam!” they are shut down by someone – not gently like with true human contact. They are not able to see that you care.
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Read, interact, think and create.
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Make sure you take care of the essentials even as you help others -
Get enough sleep
Keep in touch with loved ones
Be ready to vote
Vote for people that want to make the world better especially for the disadvantaged, and not for people that want to make things harder for all but the wealthy
Contribute to help with unfortunate disasters like the Ebola outbreak
Prevent problems – voting correctly helps with this
Be caring, mindful of others