Perhaps it’s just me, but it seems like this world has just become one huge ball of bitterness.
Has the world always been this way, or is it the modern information age that is making this more prominently known than it used to be? Maybe in this day of instant information, 24-hour news channels, and social media, maybe it’s just pointed out more than it used to be. Now granted, I’m not saying everyone is a bitter pill that people can’t swallow…..there just seem to be more of them.
Maybe it’s because the world is faster now than it used to be. I think Jack Webb said it best in the classic Dragnet episode “The Big Departure”. If you haven’t seen it, I really recommend it. Heck…….watch the whole series! It’s well written, has great stories, and Sgt. Joe Friday lays it all out just as it is. We all want the world to be a better place, yet we’re not willing to take the time to make it happen. Everyone wants it now, their way, or they will abandon you and look for someone that will bend to their will. Some things take time to happen – and that may be longer than people want to wait. Patience seems to be a thing of the past. If you are slow, or take too long to answer something, you are targeted and hounded until you have such an answer. Not everyone has them, but we’re all learning.
I think 24-hour news and the internet are somewhat responsible for how moods have turned in our world – at least in our country. Not only that, it’s the things that get into the news that are rather puzzling. I guess things have hit a dry spell when all you can think of is the next celebrity scandal over some innocent mistake that some famous person just happened to be caught doing by some money-hungry person toting a camera.
Relax people………we’re all in this together. When you think something is going to blow up in a cloud of smoke, detach……..relax…….deflate. The world will still be there for you when you’ve collected your reasoning back into some semblance of human focus. Some days I just want to hide away from it all and get away. Books have helped me with that, as have games to a degree – flights of fancy into fantasies that are not normally part of my life where I can live our adventures of fantasy and imagination. In those times, I rather enjoy the solo experience. I’m not a huge competitive multiplayer person – mainly because of reasons I’ve stated before – there are always those who are eager to ruin the experience for others just to build up their own over-inflated sense of worth.
Maybe a nice cup of cider and a movie would help. Yeah……..that’s the ticket.