Enough is enough. I’ve reached my breaking point, which, to be honest, doesn’t take very long. I just want to wrap my kids in a bubble and protect them from the world. The world as it is right now isn’t fit for human consumption on a daily basis. Which is why, when we talked a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I don’t watch the news with my kids (8,9) because it’s scary. The people are scary, the issues are scary, and the leaders are doing very little to calm any fears I may have. Some are actually making those fears worse or even a reality.
I read an article today about a South Carolina woman – I did not watch the video – and was outraged on behalf of those kids that she tormented, yelled at, and accosted. I’m outraged as an American, as a human, and as a mother. How can we live peacefully? How can we turn things around? How can we stop being assholes to each other? Yes, I said it. We have to step back, look at each other as neighbors, as family, as friends, and support what this country was built on.
One nation, under God.
We are so far removed from where we were when I was young and I’m only 44. What is going to happen if we keep letting others stomp on the rights of civilians that live next door, or down the street, or in the next county? I am only one person, but I have a voice. We all need to come together so that we still have a world for our kids to grow up in.
When do we say, “enough is enough” and fight for what WE believe in? Be it community, human rights, or freaking basic decency. We have to start somewhere and we can all start with ourselves to make this world a nicer place to live.
How do we do this?
Get involved with local advocacy groups, talk to your neighbors, smile when someone walks by, make any attempt at human kindness. What you send out into the world comes back to you.