We wake up each morning to news stories that really make you think. Today was a mix of banned bake sales, solar flares, thwarted bomb plots and cheating politicians. Some of these are new and some are not, still they can capture our attention.
I often wonder if the world is safe or if freedom will ever truly be realized again. I won’t go into politics because that spells disaster and I’m not necessarily looking for a debate, but I simply fear for the future at times. But I think generations through time did this as well. Haven’t you read classic literature that ponders and fears over changes in society?
I don’t want to live in fear. I see bomb plots uncovered, only to recognize how advanced terrorism is, and how my family is very much their target, because we are all American.
I want to believe that if I have kids, that I can teach them healthy eating habits and still bake a pie to raise money for a carnival.
I know to never trust a politician. If you think they are dishonest going in, there is less room for disappointment. Hell, I think our mayor even looks slimey.
Solar flares that can knock out power grids. Well, I don’t doubt that these sort of events have happened over time, but with our advancements, life is just more complicated as we try to make it easier. I want to live knowing that I can survive without my computer or my cell phone if I had to. If I had to live off my land or have a community of smart and innovative people, I’d like to think we could get by the way people did for thousands of years before us. Still I know some people who would cry if they lost their phone charger.
I’m a news addict. I read all I can and I listen to all I can, from all different sources and opinionated perspectives. I like to form my own judgments and perspectives while I put faith where I know it counts; in myself and the people I can count on. No, we aren’t perfect, but I know they have my back and I have theirs. I can’t trust anyone else in the world to care for me.