Are we reverting to the way we were over a hundred years ago?

United States
May 9, 2021 5:54pm CST
I, personally, am sickened at the turn humanity is taking. Suddenly it seems like one section of the population is feeling superior to the other. People are killing other people for the sake of killing. CHILDREN are taking guns to school and killing other children. We're reverting to "I'm better than you so I can kill you or beat you to death" thinking. What happened to working through a problem or getting to know a person? I have one person I'm not happy with, but I wouldn't dream of harming him. He treated me like dirt ever since he took over the shop that I had a booth space in. I would barely get three sentences out of him, they'd be "Hello", "Clean the Bathroom" and "It's 6 O'Clock and time to bring the stuff inside". I would work my tail off for the person doing more than my share but it made no difference. I was called and told I wasn't doing enough business and I was to be out of the shop. Yes I was angry but killing him was the furthest thing from my mind...in fact it never entered my mind. A cream pie in the face maybe but killing him --- NO! What has put the bee in people's bonnet that it's okay to kill and treat people that are different from you so horribly? I find different people fascinating and learning about their cultures and way of life a wonderous journey. It doesn't make them any less human in my eyes...why can't people take a minute and talk to each other and learn? Take a couple more minutes and help out? Take a lifetime and put down the guns and save two life times?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
10 May 21
Is that really what is happening in the US like now?
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• United States
10 May 21
Yes, unfortunately, @mildredtabitha, it is. It seems like each day when I turn on the computer there is another report of a shooting somewhere in the United States. Today it was at a Birthday party. I couldn't bring myself to read the write up about the shooting. I'm a gentle loving soul who loves all people and cherishes them along with all animals that walk the earth, the killings tear me apart and I want to cry when I hear about each one. It's bad enough the adults doing the shooting, but children shooting children...where does it end?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
10 May 21
@BearArtistLady the news is filled with COVID reports and wars like what happened with the Palestines. But I had not seen anything about us shootings on Al-Jazeera. Sorry about that. We really are living in the end times
• United States
10 May 21
@mildredtabitha Don't be sorry. If people would open their eyes and their brains and think they might realize that things need to change. COVID is a warning from above, and He is giving us a chance to change if we were bright enough to realize that. It doesn't matter the supreme being you believe in, we are being warned that we are growing to big for our britches as it was said many decades ago. We need to humble ourselves once again and reach out and help each other rather than shooting them. Please, don't be sorry!!! Each section of our world has it's own problems that they are bearing. I wish there was a way that someone could come forth and teach all about love and loving the uniqueness about the other person and embracing that uniqueness with love and joy.
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@kareng (48844)
• United States
10 May 21
It is a sad, sad world now.
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• United States
10 May 21
As I just said to Wolf Girl, it used to be taught in the homes, schools, and even mass media that one doesn't just arbitrarily kill. Now it seems like it's the norm that you can't watch the news, a TV show or a movie without killings on it in major proportions. I have gotten to the point that I watch the oldies channels on TV or play DVD's of old movies or listen to classical music instead of being subjected to the mindless killings pushed down the throats of average citizens. Are we headed towards WWIII???
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@kareng (48844)
• United States
10 May 21
@BearArtistLady My thoughts on your last statement is that it will come down to a race war. Sad and disgusting.
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• United States
10 May 21
@kareng That's what I've been thinking. What is going to happen to the people who have set aside all the hundreds of years of prejudice and married the people that they love? We need to get people that have some sense of saneness into official positions and put the skids on the prejudicial treatment and the killings. We're headed back down the wrong road again and this time it's going to be worse...are we going to end up like it was during WWII?
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• India
10 May 21
Well said.
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• United States
10 May 21
Thank you so much. It's a drum I beat on quite often because I don't understand why people can't accept the fact that each of us is different in one way or another and these differences don't make us any better or any worse than anyone else. We are all human and if we learn to help and accept each other for who and what we are we are far far ahead in this world. I know the sting of not being good enough and being looked down on...and that I was used and tossed aside. When I was in high school one of my favorite friends was a collage student from India. I still remember his name. I learned a lot from him about the customs in your country and a bit of the language. He taught me about hard work and so much more. He was more like family than anything and I missed him terribly when he returned home. I NEVER looked at him as anyone different or someone I should look down on. I can't understand why others have to carry this prejudice in their heads and their hearts. Instead, as I said, learn from them and try sharing with them in a way that isn't insulting. I was in a grocery store and had picked up the last four packages of something they had on sale. A Hispanic gentleman was going to pick up two packages of the sale item and was disappointed when I picked up the four. I stopped him and gave him the two extra that I had. He was so surprised and delighted but still tried to give them back, and I refused. I told him IF I couldn't share them with him I wouldn't get them at all. He gathered me in a huge hug and thanked me again. A few minutes later I was in the check out line and he came up behind me. I had quite a load and he only had a few items. I told him to go ahead of me. He started to refuse, and I told him I would do laps around the store until he checked out. He laughed and went ahead of me. I didn't look down on the gentleman, I didn't judge him, I looked upon him as a fellow human being. Tell me WHAT is wrong with that?
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• India
10 May 21
@BearArtistLady Nothing, nothing is wrong with the day. I admire that quality in a human being. Empathy is the word. Thanks for sharing this with me.
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• United States
10 May 21
@Prabhatsingh Thank you for being here and sharing the day with me. I hope that soon people will get their heads out of their collective rear ends and realize what the few have already learned about " EMPATHY"
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@MarieCoyle (5684)
10 May 21
I wrote about this the other day in here....so, so much anger, good grief. Why are all these people so full of anger and hate? I lived through the turbulent 60's, and am no stranger to hate, but wow. All of these shootings are not solving anything, and bringing even more hate. Thank you for being brave and posting this about the shootings.
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@wolfgirl569 (56450)
• Marion, Ohio
10 May 21
It has got very bad.
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• United States
10 May 21
I hate watching or even seeing the news because of the huge amounts of killings I see each day. It makes me wonder what makes someone feel that they can take on the position of a supreme being and take a life? Each day that I go out I dip into my stash of dollar bills and I give the hungry a dollar bill for food or water. I know it isn't a lot, but I don't have a lot myself. I hope it helps a bit to know someone cares enough to give to them. It used to be taught in our homes, schools, and even on mass media (TV, Movies etc.) that one doesn't just arbitrarily kill. Now it seems like it's the norm and you can't watch a show without all the killing in it.
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@wolfgirl569 (56450)
• Marion, Ohio
10 May 21
@BearArtistLady Dont forget the video games we have now. At one time they took Looney Tunes cartoons off because they gave kids bad ideas. At the same time video games were getting more graphic.