Why is life the way it is?

October 25, 2010 10:17am CST
I'm sitting here, in a quiet house, save for the pets, just thinking about things while I have yet another day off work. I think about all the crime in the world, the wars going on, and wonder why all this is happening. I read updates from our local police force daily about people going missing, murders and the like, and wonder why these things happen. Do the people who go missing, if they're not running away, deserve to go missing? What about the war right now? Why hasn't it been ended? In fact, when Bush was ousted, why didn't it end back then? I think about the sick freak who is sitting behind bars in my city, waiting for more charges to be laid against him, waiting for his sentencing hearing in a few days, wondering why he did what he did. I met this sick freak in the summer, had an inkling that he wasn't all right in the head, but at the time, I couldn't put my finger on it. When I'd read that he'd been charged with what he had been, right away I knew he was guilty of it. That's when I realized what bothered me so much when I met him. He had no morals, no values, was a cheat and a con artist. This man, if you could even call him that, was a pedophile, but not in the typical term of the word. He lured boys who were working for him into the basement of his store, inviting them to touch him in places they shouldn't have. One came forward and told police about this, it didn't happen only once, and only a handful of victims have come forward, hence the new charges being brought against him. I'm still waiting to find out what his sentence is, I'm hoping he goes away for a long time, perhaps staying in prison until he dies. But enough about that one. I'm watching the leaves falling outside my living room window, not looking forward to winter, because unless I find a better job soon, I'll be outside all winter pushing a shovel around, freezing all the time, just to make a decent living. But then I think about the people who don't have jobs, I know that they'd be greatful to do what I do, just to make money. But I've been doing this for so long, I just can't handle it anymore. I have several friends who are out of work. 2 are on welfare, searching all the time for work, one lives at home and she's in her 30's. But she helps take care of her sick mother. She will get married soon, then move out, and without a job, I don't know what she will do. I know people who refuse to get jobs, they like to mooch off the system and abuse it as much as they can. People like that should be forced into some sort of work program so the system can help those who rightly need the help. I ask why there is poverty in the world, famine and droughts, why people are dying every day in countries that haven't had even a remote chance to develop. Why is it that no one can help them out? Why should they suffer because they're a 3rd world country? The cold weather is on its way, and there are homeless people surrounding us, but some refuse to go to shelters, or find housing as some of them hate living with rules. But there is so little affordable housing available in this city, some of them are forced to stay on the streets. There isn't enough government funding to help everyone, although I truly wish there was. I have many wishes, but I know that none of them will come true unless something changes quickly. But deep in my heart, I know that nothing will change. Everything will stay the same. There will still be poverty, homelessness, crime, famine, and wars. None of this will end without change.
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@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
25 Oct 10
I can well appreciate your observations and concerns. Things will not get better but will only get worse and worse. The Bible predicted these very events and foretold that God would intervene into man's affairs very soon. Luke 21:31-32 (New International Version) Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. "I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Man doesn't have what it takes to rule the world properly as we can see from the mess we're in.
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• China
26 Oct 10
Hello friend. life is life. and business is business. life just like a game in our world. sometimes we have to do what we don't want to do . sometimes something happen to us when we are not ready . so that's life. this is what the way life is going. we just do what we should do just like you said. just do that we should do . and we have to do . then the world will be ok for us.