What we have here…

You know how you shake a bag of microwave popcorn to try to get the kernels that did not pop to either pop or fall to the bottom? Or if you stir the water of a puddle and the water muddies? I think that someone has shaken society and all the kernels of crazy and mud, have moved to the top. What I’m about to say, this is all my thoughts and opinions. It is brought on through observations and conversations.

It seems that the entitled people have come out of the woodwork, kind of like roaches. Everything is clear, then suddenly one of them come scurrying out to stir things up. Its not just the entitled people, but those whose sanity is about a half bubble off plumb. Its those people who seemingly have an agenda and the rest of us are the pawns to be moved about to reach their end means.

Now, I am not normally one who dwells on the bad, even as I see what is going on around us. I do my best, to see the good, to try to spread the good. But, sometimes, that isn’t easy. So I’m sitting here wondering, how do we take a wrong, and turn it around?

I’m not a politician, so the only thing I can say about that is for everyone to do their own research on those seeking office. Search them online, listen to them in speeches, if possible, see and listen to what people who actually know them have to say. If they have held office and are seeking reelection, or seeking a different level, check their records. Do not simply pick a name out of the hat and go with that, know the one for whom you are voting.

A lifetime ago I worked in settings dealing with the public. Though I personally didn’t have issues, I can understand those who did and currently face let’s call them problem people. Those who go in with or develop an attitude. Those who feel entitled and are not happy with anything less. Those working face this often. They have to be polite, they have to remain in control no matter what, they have to appease the customer. Whether it is in retail or food or repair services, the customer is supposed to be treated in a good manner. Y’all, sometimes, you do not deserve to be treated well. Sometimes, individuals act like spoiled children who missed their nap. The employees are simply trying to do their job, don’t make it more difficult. I will admit that there are those who are shall we say, less than competent and deserve to be called out, but most are not. Most will go out of their way to help you, when you show a bit of kindness and respect.

Religion. Few things will strike a match of division and argument quicker than religion. There are many different types of belief. Within those it is divided even further. Let’s take Christianity as an example. Among the divisions, and this is not all, are Baptist, Methodist, Church of God, Pentecostal, and more. Among the Baptist it breaks down to Southern, Free Will, Independent and more. Part of the reasons for division are the way those who call themselves Christian act. Christian means, Christ like. There are those who do not act like Christ. They take the Word of God, twisting and turning it to fit their agenda. They turn it into a list of laws not a walk of faith. They turn a congregation into a cult. There are those who think they have a right to pass judgement on others. Forgetting that they need remove the log from their eye first. https://www.biblehub.com/matthew/7-5.htm

Law enforcement. As in any other grouping, there are good and there are bad among the ranks. There are those who are ill-equipped to handle some situations, while there are those who for what ever reason, are simply wrong for the job. Then, there are those who put in the uniform before every shift and go out into the day ready, willing and determined to serve and protect. We, the society they are trying to protect, need to do better. There are laws for a reason. It is to prevent complete anarchy. It is to prevent us from simply walking out onto the street and destroy society stability. The commandments given in the Bible are also the laws of the land. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not kill, Though shalt not lie..but many do, and then act surprised when they get in trouble. Even their families shouting that it is wrong to arrest someone who has broken the law. Many have sought to bring down those designated to protect and then don’t understand why they are left unprotected. We need to do better.

Schools. Many now call some indoctrination facilities, while others are set on real education. I no longer have a child in the public school system, but I know through relatives and what I have seen that school has changed a lot. Not only since I attended, but since my son attended, and even day by day as family members attend. I won’t say that all of the public school system is bad, I will say that parents should pay close attention to what is being taught their children. We cannot leave everything to school systems. We need to make sure our children know how to research, learn and comprehend fact from fiction, truth from falsehood. We need to make sure our children have a good base to build upon and watch their progress through the system.

Mental health and the need for mental health care is finally being brought out from hiding into the open. It is being recognized as a health issue to be addressed and not hidden way in shame and embarrassment. There are many reasons for one to have mental health issues. There are many different types and levels of issues and problems. The important thing is to have these addressed and the proper care given to the one in need of help. To give them the help needed and not do them more harm.

Addictions. Sometimes created due to curiosity, sometimes created through a health crisis. Sometimes, such as alcohol, created through regular use that builds a dependence. Some seek escape from their personal demons through drug use. But it isn’t just drugs, alcohol or even smoking for which one can become addicted. Food, exercise, sex, anything that is used in excess, that has become something an individual feels they have to have to survive, that they cannot do without, is an addiction.

Family. So much dysfunction. So much hurt. There are too many ways one can hurt another to mention. There are too many ways one can seek to destroy, abuse, manipulate circumstances to mention. Life has never been prefect. There has always been those members of a family who wants full control, who feels their desires should be met and obeyed. There is nothing new under the sun. I think though that now, the information is more readily accessible, it is more out in the open. The angry and entitled feel justified in their actions and actually want the world to know of their supposed levels of importance.  Time has brought us to a place where many families are not as close knit as they once were. Now families are scattered across town, in other states, or even around the globe. It is not as it once was where family took care of family and that was all there was. Not every family is this way, but many.

I feel and fear, that it is this and more, which has brought us to the point where society if not doomed, is very injured. I feel that we need to sit up and pay attention to all that is going on around us. I believe that we need to see that no one is above, better, or more important than any other. I feel, that we need to stop the self righteousness and reach out to lift each other up. I feel, that we need to stop feeding the dragon of self entitlement and feed the love and peace, encouraging it to grow and prosper. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” John Lennon.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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4 Responses to What we have here…

  1. John says:

    They are indeed indoctrination centers, Rebecca. I am grateful to have been schooled before this atrocity happened. Now, behold the atrocity in the not-so-White House today.

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