We create apps, build sites create incredible social media. In the blink of an eye there are so many choices at the snap of a finger, one can literally change the face of technology in an instant. Rich dialogue lends itself to the passionate views of any and all that want their say in the most public of venues.
In the flash of a national news segment, emotional responses facilitated barbed nerve endings across regions, unions, bureaus. Marring harmony that had no business whatsoever being interrupted. It only took one town and another tragic story to imbibe and reignite an old scabbing wound that refuses to heal. Take a step back a minute, a deep breath. More hatred heaped atop hatred, masking racial prejudice with a smile and taking advantage of an already terrible situation by senseless looting in the name of opportunity is no way to work on the issues.
Enhancing your atmosphere with positive, real reinforcement is not a dream, yet it takes more work than many want to put effort into. Family values instilled and lovingly applied by parents, guardians and others raising families must be a priority. It is not up to the teachers, tv and internet. We are responsible. Are we raising or uprising?
Harping on racial issues cannot be the caveat to change within itself. If it were, the solutions would fill the ocean floor.
Racial hatred is not a trait, it is an influenced mindset, and with everyone shouting from the rooftops, where is there room for veritable growth?
On one of my thousands of trips to New York, I remember an occasion when a young pedestrian was crossing the street mindlessly, with headset to brainwave, without a care in the world. A group of onlookers, who appeared to be tourists all began shouting at the same time for the young man to get out of the way of a sports car charging up the rear and taking the turn on two wheels, on the blindside of the young man.
With a quizzical look, the young man may have surmised the older crowd's intentions were to scold him about his gear. Reluctantly resting one side of the ear buds on his neck, he now hears the outcries. Tumbling back seconds before what could have been tragedy, my crew along with some others, crossed over to his side of the street to ask him if he were ok. He responded that he was and said that it was the person flailing their arms that alerted him to the danger. With the buds in his ears he heard some residual noise but didn't get the sense of urgency.
I reflected on this when reviewing the past week's events, so my question is this-with everyone screaming are we getting the genesis of the problem?
As thinking, conscious and amazingly logical people, we owe it to ourselves to get to the root of why some hate, where the pain began and why you are still holding on to it.
Until next time~