Wow these writing prompts are pretty deep. Loaded questions…there’s so much that could be said.
One thing the world needs more of?
I am going to say understanding. We need to understand one another. We live in a diverse world, and so many of us walk around in our ignorant little bubbles not willing to open up to something new. We all think our way is the right way, its either our way or NO way.
The world is a lot smaller today then it was back in the 1980’s, with the internet at the tips of our fingers at any given time we have the ability to search out anything we want. Yet we still refuse to understand one another. Our world has changed, we no longer wish to visit places like India, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia….we actually have the means to make it happen. How easy it is today to book a trip, search out accomadations, google earth the places we want to see…literally google map our whole travelling route. We can meet others in different countries and travel with them, friends are made everyday just by logging on to any social media outlet.
So tell me please why our differences are so hard to accept? Why are we still fighting over gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, different health care views…every single day we close our minds to learning something new in order to understand something we fear. Why? How does that help our children grow in societies that only want what’s best for them. You want to leave this world to our children better than the way it was left for us? Then I suggest you start learning and accepting differences. Teach them that different is beautiful and if someone’s beliefs or religion views help them walk their path in life, then let them be.
Accept, respect and appreciate the diversity.
Imagine how wonderful life would be if we could just all understand.