When I was watching Eurovision a little while ago, it really hit me how everyone can actually get on. 26 or more countries can come together in one place and have fun, enjoy music, get on with each other and enjoy each others company. The same thing happens at festivals. There’s no hate. Acceptance, love and happiness is all that’s needed. We are all one of the same and I honestly can never understand why there has to be so much hate and badness in the world. This is my letter to the world, or whoever wishes to read it, and I hope that even if it touches just one person in a positive way, I’ve done what I intended.
Terrible things happen every second of every day and the fact that the statement ‘That’s Life’ is accepted and used as a reason is just not ok.
Why do we want to hurt each other? Why are we jealous of one another instead of happy and proud of one another? Why do we want to take what is not ours and cause hurt to other people? And especially as an extremely important point for me, why do we insist on destroying nature? I say ‘we’ as a collective in general as our species can be absolutely awful, but I in no way associate myself with such behaviour and more often than not, I am ashamed to be a part of the human race itself.
Sometimes, if I am honest, I look around and feel completely disconnected to the earth in general, like I don’t belong here because I don’t have a part of my brain that computes this kind of behaviour. It feels like I am from a world that lives in peace and accepts everyone as they are. I personally connect with people on a more deeper level and understanding, not just face value, as I feel their emotions and feel what’s inside them. I seem to be quite in tune with anything living, which is why I can be vulnerable to pain and suffering of others, even nature. We are all connected as one and we only have to open our eyes more to realise and see that. We are no different to each other, no matter our beliefs, our race, our species, we’re all very much equal. It’s such a shame that not everyone is able to see that and only a few of us are.
I can’t stand politics as it makes me angry that we have to live by one persons rules, especially when they’re so out of touch with ‘real living’. I feel like it would be much better if the public and community got to actually vote on each point, but the more I think about politics in general and the way the world is going, I just get angry because it’s full of lies. There’s no room for anger in life as it causes too many problems. So that leaves us going around in circles just hoping and wishing for better change.
I don’t know about you, but with all the hate and the pain that’s going on here on earth right now, it makes me want to stand strong and do good. Maybe it’s time for all of us who have good in our hearts and a want for a better place to band together and become even stronger. I’m not exactly sure how, as there are 7 billion people in this world, but everyday it gets worse and nothing changes. Sure there have been times in life where big changes have happened: like women getting equal rights, sexual orientation being more widely accepted, and I want to say racism diminishing, but I’m not completely sure I can, but there’s still such a long way to go.
Crime rises, people are murdered, people are robbed, animals are hurt, nature is destroyed and it’s just not ok. What are we doing? And for what good reason are we doing it for? It’s self destruction for no purpose.
Those of us who are good, open and try to be nice get taken advantage of and stepped on by those who aren’t. We welcome people – they destroy our trust. I’m sure I am not alone in saying that I have a deep mistrust of people in today’s world and when someone is nice to me now, I wonder what they are after or what they’re trying to get from me behind my back. I’ve been screwed over and stepped on more times than I care to remember and each time it chips away at me. Everything is always centered around selfishness and humanity is forgotten. I do seriously fear for the world as I get older. Things have changed dramatically since I was younger and I am only 28. If they can change for the worse in such a short space of time, there’s no saying what another decade or more will bring.
If our main purpose as a species is to preserve the world, to make it a nice place for generations to come, to make it a happy and fulfilling place to live and live as one with nature, then what on earth (quite literally) are we doing?! We are destroying it for our own personal greed and since we come and go from this earth in our lifetime, with each generation that passes through, it leaves more destruction in its wake. We need love and acceptance and it seems to be vanishing by the day. It really leaves me questioning – do I belong here on Earth? Sometimes I think I do, but mostly I think I don’t.
To quote Will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas perfectly, Where Is The Love? And from my own thoughts, where is the compassion? It’s a very dangerous journey we are taking. We have the intelligence and the knowledge to know we can all be better people and live as one in harmony, but we don’t. And with that, I will leave you with the song that The Black Eyed Peas tried to help the world with back in 2003. Sorry that it’s quite a deep post today, but I needed to put my thoughts into text as it often eats away at me. Lorna xx.
Edit – I wrote this post last week and scheduled it to go live today, but I’m making an update here after the horrendous incident that happened last night in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert. This blog post couldn’t be more fitting for me right now in expressing how I feel and my thoughts are really with everyone that’s been affected, lost their lives or hurt. I can never understand why such hate and violence happens and at a teenagers/children’s concert is just despicable. I truly hope there will be an end to this senseless violence at some point. I’m so sorry for everyone that’s suffering right now, but I am so proud of everyone for coming together. Everyone who gave blood, the taxi drivers who stayed up all night giving free rides to everyone, the selfless people who opened their doors to anyone in distress. It warms my heart to know that we can work together and be so supportive of each other. Stay strong xx.