This must be how the world feels right about now...
It's because it's been that kind of a weekend.
Wait, it's been that kind of the week. You do know that there were 2 huge terrorist attacks last week, right (in Lebanon and France)? And let's not leave out that Russian plane blowing up in the sky a couple of weeks ago.
Man. It's been that kind of month.
But I think it is just this type of thing happening in "western" civilization that has everyone O_O. And rightfully so. This, like the 9/11 tragedy, is on our doorstep and in our face. We can't ignore it. It is brutal and sudden. It makes us sits up and take notice.
Some countries deal with such ratchetness and tragedy on a daily basis. And we look at it and say... oh, that's sad. Then we go on about our business.
I am always amazed (and thankful) that this type of thing doesn't happen here in the USA. Do you know how great it is to go about your day and not have to worry about attacks? I think we take it for granted.
But when it happened in Paris, there is the thought that it can happen here, too. That is scary and something to think about.
I'm not sure that we will have a peaceful world. I don't think there has ever been a time when the world was peaceful. The only reason it is ratcheted up is because everything is now caught on film. Everything. And in recent years, we have social media. That has changed everything too.
I think we should just strive to find peace within ourselves. That is my goal, anyway. That's probably even one of the roots of the problem.
And that is all I have to say about that.
Being Present -
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