Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

When things are not going your way or when serious shit goes down it’s all too easy for people to start pointing the finger at ethnic, cultural, or religious groups as the root cause. It is also the intellectually lazy approach to dealing with societal issues and always ignores the fact that we are a species of individuals and you cannot condemn a group of people for the actions of a few. Sure, there are plenty of sheep among us, but making broad judgements is never scientifically or morally wise. A better approach is to identify and then deal with the underlying issues. I ask you, do you think any particular group or faction of a group, or even an individual who feels disenfranchised, ignored, disrespected, or neglected is used to having people reaching out to them, engaging in compassionate, respectful conversation, and trying to understand why they are feeling the way they do? Of course not. Cooler heads are not prevailing. Instead, too many of us have this immature, impatient, intolerant reactionary stance to everything. There are no lasting solutions on that path. The real power lies in those who can control their emotions, filter out the influences around them, and approach things with a calm, steady mind and clear vision. It is up to such people to lead and lift everyone out of the evolutionary stagnation we seem to be mired in.

Get over it, people. Diversity is here to stay. How about making a better effort to understand each other and get along? It is rare for sincere kindness and respectful communication to be rewarded with violence.