Monday, December 22, 2014


FYI...not my usual travelogue:

We're ending our own lives!  Either by living them locked in our hated existence or taking them with legalized suicide.  To hell with running with scissors! We now run with explosives!!  Not only do we choose to hurt ourselves but we now choose to hurt others along the way.  We have a history of that and have always found extraordinary ways to accomplish it.  Today, it seems that we've found our way around the law, compassion, morality, and humanity.

Wildlife shows us that living can be cruel but the difference between us is all of those, compassion, empathy, morality, and humanity.  If you watch the news (which I choose not to very often) you don't see much of any of it.  Only at Christmas do you see newscasts of good people doing good deeds.

There is a long history of people hurting people but at what point did it become so indiscriminate? I think it started with class hate, went to race hate, to gay hate, to self hate, to, finally, an overall hate. 

From not acknowledging the AIDS epidemic to expecting Ebola would never cross these US borders.  We've become a world of political agendas, finances, and fame at any cost.

What happened?  I know it was a slow process yet it seems as though it is a new development and we're all suddenly corrupt.  We're liars, cheaters, haters, manipulators.  Our youth expect immediate gratification.  As parents, each generation of us have tried to give our kids the best of everything which has only escalated the problem.  So now it's backfiring because they aren't realistic in their expectations, desires, life goals, or their work ethics.  Violent video games, television, and movies aren't to blame for our kids killing kids!!  We are!!

Too afraid to discipline because our beautiful children can throw our asses in jail for abuse...and they know it!  We no longer seem to have control of our homes, family lives, teachings, or much of anything good and respectable as human beings.

We find ourselves working to live and living to work and everything else is thrown to the wayside then becomes too far gone to rescue.  Working to pay bills for things!  Things we don't need!  Things we accumulate because it's what we do.  Blessed are the people who are loving what they do for a living!!

Does this all mean that the end is near?  I don't think so.  I think that issues similar to what we are experiencing have always been happening but they've expanded exponentially with the population and advances in communications, electronics, technology, etc. There are so many people in the world now.  Happy, sad, lonely, lost.  A large portion of the population have lost themselves in the midst of the masses and constant change.  One has to be strong not to!

One person has so much untapped power if they are unaware!  Aware, we have unparalleled boundaries!  One aware person can change the world!  Few are strong enough to fight the fight.  The ones who choose to are like you or I.  You wouldn't know they had the strength by looking at them but they might save your life.  Why is it that the bad is seen world wide, not the good?

The media controls our untraveled view of the world.  What happens when we travel with no connection (ie. off grid)?  We don't watch nor listen to any broadcast news?  Simply live?  Live simply.  Life simply happens.  What happens?  Experiences, love, memories.

In "normal" society, we're ending our own lives or taking them voluntarily.  I submit change!!  Step away from expectations, amassing "stuff", keeping up with the Jones's.  Live to work?  Work to live?  How about trying to just live??!! Live and love!!

Yea!!  Live and love!!  We have so little time for just that!  Fly...soar while you can!

This gypsy, vintage, winging-it-as-I-go chick's view on now, then, and what could be!

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