I awoke this morning feeling philosophical (and somewhat hung over) and came to a conclusion… Society is fucked.
It’s not the Left’s fault. It’s not the Right’s fault. It’s everyone’s fault.
When I view my Facebook news feed these days, it’s literally:
Literally. One on top of the other like a never-ending fractal.
Society cannot be fixed by elections. It cannot be fixed with more money. It cannot be fixed with adjustments to public education. It can’t be fixed with border walls.
Society can only be fixed when people pull the proverbial plank out of their own eye…
Look around. We have obese people who give opinions for society on health and wellbeing; thieves who give opinions on charity; degenerates and losers who give opinions on morality; bums and hoarders living in chaos and disorder who have opinions on the standards by which others should live.
When discussing politics offline I am often asked why I didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election. The reason – besides the obvious fact that I didn’t like the candidates running for office – is that I am trying to build a foundation in my own life. Who am I – with all of my own flaws – to dictate how another should live? And the same goes for everyone else.
For my contextually challenged friends, I’m not saying, “don’t vote.” What I am saying is simply this: If you feel so strongly that what is happening negatively in our society is wholly the fault of others, a result of anything other than you and the people and groups who share your views, then you are exactly the person I am talking about right now.
Pull out the mirror and start reciting all your own flaws and shortcomings. And then try to work on them to the best of your ability and forget about what is happening outside of your control.
Let’s all do this. Let’s fix your own lives. And then we’ll see where society goes when people start taking personal responsibility.
Author: John Smith
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt