We all need a serious wake up call. First off, I know that a lot of Americans are extremely political. They have their view points, and some are extremely black and white in their thinking ... no gray area. I guess as I get older my opinion is getting stronger in the world views, but I wouldn't classify myself as a political monger. Actually, I get confused hearing the debates.
Why does it seem like some of these issues have a simple solution blinking in our faces? Does everyone really not want the same thing? Wake up!! The amount of money and power one has really means nothing. Yea, yea money would be helpful to be able to pay for the things we want. But the flashy things that people flaunt when they have money, is it really advancing them anywhere? WE ALL DIE. Nothing makes us a better person than... just being a better person. Greed has consumed everyone. I could go on and on about how media makes people want and want and then the lower paid families feel incomplete. Then the kids feel insecure leading to theft and violence.
There is a serious crack in our society. So many factors need to be fixed before we can even think about building again. The rich feel entitled, the poor feel like they should be entitled,families have no structure, moms and dads have to work because they feel they need more money and bigger and better things, kids are left alone and misbehave and then they have no consequences for their actions. It's a mess, but so much of it is stems back to that all mighty dollar.
I feel like the world is blind to actual problems. They want to put a band aid over it instead of getting to the root of the problem. Take the gun control issue. Yes super controversy subject, and to be perfectly honest ... I Like guns. I grew up with them; hunting and shooting for practice, but we were taught to respect them. I have guns. I haven't shot anyone. Weird, I thought guns killed people.
No more band aids! Lets get help for our mentally ill. Let's actually have prisons that aren't day spa camps. Maybe a spanking a few times a day will keep the kids in order, and maybe quit worrying about getting that new sports car or trying to keep up with the Jones' and let a parent be home to actually raise and chaperone their own children.
It needs to be done now. We need to be scrambling, because things are only going to get worse. I would like to think I can remain optimistic.
Author RJ Heaton
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