Every crisis invades our psyche. We are constantly reminded that we are not safe, that at any moment tragedy will happen to even the best people. We watch as innocence is destroyed and we raise our children in the midst of the devastation.
We have a media that wants us to act and a government that wants us to leave them to spend as much as they need or create what ever law they deem necessary and we need to enjoy the Internet, follow the Kardashians and surf on the best new IPhone.
There is a constant invasion of our well being. The sky has been falling ever since 911- we’ve been waiting for the dollar to crash, warned to save gold, water, or even back in Y2K to buy a shelter, grow our own food.
All of this media frenzy does well for many making fortunes on the impending struggles we as Americans face. The media loves their high ratings as we sit foaming at the television afraid of the next impending disaster.
The unit that would usually give us strength and security has dissolved out before we even realized we needed them. The community, family, close friends all have been replaced with a collective, heavily connected community that has replaced true emotion and connection with hype and fanfare.
I think it is time we as Americans start to regroup-they’re not going to suggest it for us. They have better things they want from us like votes, ratings and control of everything from our health care to our energy consumption.
We need to start betting on us and our communities, instead of the mouthpieces in Washington and those media yelling fire in our crowded elevator communities.
We need to start thinking for ourselves and our families. Turn off the television, start playing board games, the evil and tragedies may find us but all we do waiting for them is waste the precious time we have.
It’s time for a revolution of sorts, where we as people start taking responsibility for ourselves, our children, our schools. We need to start living smaller but enjoy more of what we have.
We need to start building a shield one that instead of protects our borders or our ozone layer, one that protect our families and our communities from fear, either justified or amplified by agenda.
We need to start living more significant lives and instead of worrying about changing the world, why don’t we try to change the little world that surrounds us, treat our neighbors better, interact with each other more and share with each other, let’s just pretend for the next year, there is hope and we are in control of anything we need to change.