Wednesday, May 13, 2015

People Suck

Otherwise known as "Why I Don't Want to be on this Planet Anymore." People take others dreams and smash them. There is no respect for life. Not just human life. What gives you the right to just destroy something. Break it's spirit. Tear it down. Kill it. Throw away a living plant because the flowers wilted. Cut down a tree because it's leaning the wrong way. That snide comment you made to your loved one just drove a wedge deeper, widening the crevice into a chasm.  Ignore your dog because it's not a puppy anymore. Beat a strangers dog to death. Shoot your neighbors cat with an arrow.

Life is precious.

Whether it's yours or the bird on your porch. I have empathy. Too much empathy. I don't get not living in harmony with the world around us. I feel all of it. Everyday. Selfishness. Narcissism. I. Am. All. There. Is. No one knows that is the wrong attitude. Your actions effect others. Listen to yourself less and the world around you more. Honoring something else's life and feelings takes nothing away from you. You may even gain. Be in the world, not on it. Did you know that squirrels peel grapes? You never took the time to watch one. You have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. You stare at it most of the day. Read. LEARN. Find out about the other beings you share this planet with. Convenience and no consciousness. Rights and no responsibility.
"There's an ancient oak standing alone
Trying to do the work of a thousand trees
Been here since the Cherokee called this home
But it's standing in the way of a factory"

-Chris Knight

"One hand
Reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It's like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm

And I hear them saying you'll never change things
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me"

-Garth Brooks

"Keep your heart above your head and  your eyes wide open
So this world can't find a way to leave you cold
And know you're not the only ship out on the ocean
Save your strength for things that you can change
Forgive the ones you can't
You gotta let 'em go"

-Zac Brown

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