To anyone who will listen ~

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Tonight I lay with a heavy heart, due to the ugly truths of the world set and seen before me this day. Unconscionable acts of unspeakable cruelty and violence, carried out by fellow human beings who were borne into this world just as I was, just as you were. I ask the questions, over and over; why are these things happening, why are we allowing them to happen, and why aren’t we all actively doing whatever we can to make them stop?!

Are we so jaded and numb to these things that we don’t actually comprehend what we’re seeing, what we’re being shown; that because it’s not affecting us personally from the comfort of our favorite spot in front of the television or computer that we’re ignorant enough to believe that it doesn’t affect us; or are we just too fucking lazy and self-serving to be bothered?!

We each have the ability and I dare say responsibility, to do everything in our power to be the good in the world, to right the wrongs, to stop the insanity, to use our voices to scream at the top of our lungs, to anyone who will listen that Enough is Enough!

We cannot look the other way and just hope the ugly truths magically disappear or expect others to make the changes for us. Life just doesn’t work that way.

Step outside your selves, look around you, find what touches you most deeply, take up the cause, educate your self and get involved, take that first step toward making a change in something you know in your heart needs to be changed, needs to be stopped.

Stop believing that you can’t make a difference, that one lone voice cannot change the world, and know instead that you can, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We all can.

Peace, jill

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2 responses to “To anyone who will listen ~

  • Oracle of the Pearl

    …expect others to make the changes for us.

    Sadly, this is what things have come to. With way too many things. But not for everyone.
    I believe that small things, and small voices even, matter. I’ve stopped wondering if I make a difference because I don’t think I’m doing something “important”…and doing each small thing as though I believe it is important, and matters . Sometimes I find out much, much later, that it was. We never know who or what we may impact, just doing something “small.”
    If that makes any sense….
    Thank you writing this.

    Pearl

  • jill

    Makes perfect sense, and you are so right!
    Thank you for sharing.

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