Why I think there's hope for the human race going into 2018
By The Horse
Pleasant Hill, California
December 31, 2017 12:54pm CST
Sometimes I think we're doomed. I see angry suburban drivers speeding up so as not to let someone else merge. I hear garbage masquerading as music on the radio. I see the American educational system dummied down to a point where very few Americans know how to count change or write a decent sentence, much less a coherent paper or article. But sometimes I see rays of hope. A fellow middle-aged white guy waved me in as I was trying to merge onto the freeway yesterday. I waved thanks and he nodded. Some friends and I worked on a Robert Johnson/Cream tune called Crossroads the other night and realized we'll be able to make it sound good. The tech at my local Guitar Center helped me figure out which hex wrenches I need to adjust my new bass, and then GAVE me the two wrenches he had on hand. And a former kid client (shown) and her mom invited me to visit them in Colorado when I head to Montana this Summer. Can you think of things that have happened in the last few days that suggest that there IS hope for the human race going into 2018?
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Yep! "TripleTalaq" bill was passed in Lok Sabha this week. Now for it to pass through Rajya Sabha. (The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the Lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the Upper house being the Rajya Sabha.) There is hope that one day "Marital rape" will also be taken into consideration and criminalized. At least, I think so.
• United States
"Crossroads" is fun to play. Do you need a bassist? I'm somewhat more pessimistic. Seems like youth are self centered and superifical. Seems like people just don 't talk about deep things anymore. Seems like rudeness abounds. But everyone once in awhile someone comes along that gives me hope. Society should be segregated into "them" and "us"
• Eugene, Oregon
Not sure. The US has muddled through some scary times before, but the checks and balances are way out of whack right now and I am not sure that can be righted in time to prevent some kind of disaster. North Korea looms as well.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
I'm reminded that people aren't all as bad as we sometimes think, just about everytime I drive to the small community we live on the fringes of. Road rage doesn't seem to happen here much, but I see lots of smiles, waves to pull in front and the like.
• Pleasant Hill, California
I see that the further I get from the Bay Area. Up in Montana, it's still the norm. People try to be a part of a community, and to treat others with respect, even if I'm a small plastic Wu figurine driving a Nissan Xterra.
• Jacksonville, Florida
I do have hope for the New Year because I'm growing in my walk with God and my family is changing the world by helping one person at a time, letting them know of God's love in the process. =) Being able to help others is amazing and I'm so glad God puts certain people in our lives to be able to bless them!
That's important to keep on hope, and actually I see hope everyday thanks to my Vegan friends that try to make this world indeed a better place for all of us. When people won't hurt animals for good, justice will get in greater amounts to human beings. That's my 2 cents on that. Happy New Year
Not all people are bad, not all people are ignorant. We know many very nice people here around, who help old woman to load their shopping in the car, stop when pedestrian crosses and wish you Happy New Year even if they do not know you.
• Greencastle, Indiana
those arew some very great stories that america can be human towards other people & not show their bad side all the time, I ALWAYS hope & pray that america can come back to being civil human beings towards one another & this just shows there's hope.