Merry Christmas

Every one deals with existential crisis at some point in their lives. Why are we here? What’s the point of life? What could my purpose possibly be?

Everyone has a different answer.

Christmas time is supposed to be a magical time where you can reconnect to that innocent spirit and remember your belief in magic, in miracles, in the basic decency of humans. Unless you live on Earth in the year 2017.

There is so much devisiveness, so many people and media outlets trying to convince people to pick a side. Hatred and fear infiltrating societies around the globe. Life sustainability threatened on a global scale. Planet that supports human life on the decline. Species going extinct at record rates. Crops and livestock suffering casualties daily. People attacking people every second. Peace on Earth…the most foreign of concepts that no one is willing to embrace anymore.

Is this the end times? Do we stand here and watch as people around the globe do one of three things? Do we watch as they ignore the problems humans have created? Do we watch as people kill one another and the planet we depend on? Do we help assist in the mass genocide of all living things on the planet? Or maybe we chose a fourth option. Maybe we stand and we look fear in the eyes and we say “No, not today, today we elevate and become what we’re capable of. We don’t give in to fear, to hate, to insecurity, and to destruction. Today we recognize that humanity and this planet are worth fighting for. We recognize that money is an arbitrary concept, that we are stronger together. We resolve to put in the effort, to be vulnerable, to choose creation instead of destruction. Today we can embrace the magic of the season and we can make a choice.

Choose life, or choose fear. Up to you, but think hard and think long. Because really it’s on all of us.

8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. An excellent piece of writing as always dealing with the very important issues of our day. We should look fear in the eye, and fight all the difficulties as one! We have to save our world where we from time to time experience some happiness. Happy New Year 🙂

  2. You are right – we must try to save our planet and ourselves and not give in to fear or turn a blind eye to what is going on. But I feel so small and helpless! The small things I am able to do seem so insignificant but I carry on doing them nevertheless. I think carefully before I vote in elections. I try to buy foods and other goods that are not produced in sweat shops or from ingredients that are contentious. I sign petitions; I give money to charities. But all around me I see people living for today and not thinking about the future; people who are inconsiderate and even cruel, and I don’t see how I can ever make a difference.
    Thank-you for this excellent and thoughtful post.

    • Those everyday small acts add up, and you never know who might be observing you and learning from your actions. Even if you can’t fix it, you can lead by example. Change always starts out small, with a few people and grows over time.

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