It amazes me how we humans can turn a blind eye to the troubles of this world and act as if they do not exist. Maybe it is because we feel helpless to change them, or maybe it is because we are too cozy in our own little worlds. But I believe this way of living is detrimental, not only to ourselves but also to the world we inhabit.
We should not be ignorant of the pain of others, the unfairness of society, the damage to nature, and the dangers to our future. We should not act as if everything is okay when it is clearly not. We should not just wish that someone else will solve things for us. We should take accountability for our deeds and their outcomes. We should be mindful, empathetic, and active.
I understand it is difficult to face reality sometimes. I understand it can be daunting and frightening. I understand it can make us feel sorrowful, furious, or hopeless. But I also understand that ignoring reality will not make it disappear. It will only make it worse. And I understand that we have the ability to make a difference if we decide to.
We have the ability to assist others in distress, fight for what is right, preserve and heal our environment, and determine our fate. We have the ability to create a better world for ourselves and for future generations. We have the ability to live a significant and satisfying life.
But we have to use that ability wisely and responsibly. We have to open our eyes and see what is happening around us. We have to open our hearts and feel what others are feeling. We have to open our minds and think of solutions. And we have to open our hands and take action.
We should not just ignore and be blind. We should care and be kind.