What is happening to our country? How heartbreaking is it to see people you are supposed to respect acting like spoiled, hateful little brats? Why are we collectively so full of hatred, anger, entitlement, and entirely unreasonable? Why is it everyone's fault but your own? We elect a president, then immediately tear him down and make him the enemy? Why can't we get along?
It feels like we're all all back in middle school, complete with the raging hormones. On the brink of puberty where misery prevails and self esteem is mauled. It is the worst time in a person's life and few escape unscathed. Bullying becomes the norm.
We are evolving into those people who we pray our children never become. How can they grow up to be productive, caring, compassionate individuals, when they have the leaders of the supposedly greatest country in the world, as abhorrant role models? If you don't get your own way, take hostages. If you are right, they have to be wrong. Sabotage others so that you can get your point across. Every discussion becomes an argument.
You can disagree without hating, you can put compassion above greed, but most of all, you can be kind to your fellow man. We are all in this together, and all of us are hurting one way or another. I remember when the earthquake hit Japan, and how kind and compassionate the people were to each other, even while standing for in line for food and water. Maybe, we as a nation need some humility. Will it take a disaster to pull us together? How far we have come from the team spirit we all shared after the attacks of 9-11. I doubt if we will ever be able to pull together again. No matter what. I hope I am wrong, but I have lost all faith in my fellow man.