I know I have not posted in quite some time to this blog, but here it goes. Where does optimism start and where does it end? There has been a call from optimism from people who feel that the world is starting to become darker and darker. Some say that things are just being “unveiled” and that things will “get better” while some call it the “next great dark age.” I am not sure where the current timeline is headed, but all that I know is that without optimism we are totally f*cked.
There is no way around it, optimism is the fuel that keeps us going. Without the thought that things can change for a positive turn is important. The current situation in the world should teach us one thing, and one thing only. That we cannot rely on governments, churches, organizations to make the change happen, nor can we rely on prayers and speech without action. If you see a change that needs to take place, help to make the change happen. Either volunteer your time, or donate to help others who are engaged in making the positive change happen. Donate for people helping to find people housing, food, healthcare. Not to empty demagogues and raconteurs who do nothing more than listen to their own voice over megaphones and social media.
If you see a neighbor who needs help, do not be afraid to ask if they need help. I’m not saying pick up every hitch-hiker you meet near a state prison, as this is a really bad idea, but help those immediately around you in your own neighborhood. If we do this then the positive affect with be a spiraling wave of hope across the world. Do not feel bad if you cannot physically help a person, being there to listen, is just as important. Many people are ignored or looked down upon due to mental health issues. We should be their friends and not their judges. Their helpers and not their obstacles. There is hope in this world, and I see it.