Government: “We need to shut down the economy in order to protect ourselves from a deadly virus.” People: “F*ck you, I won’t do what you tell me.” Government: “We need to shut down the economy in order to atone for our sins and ask for God’s forgiveness.” People: “Where do I sign?”
Just once, I’d like to see us all agree on something. Anything. Like, “Yes, I agree, drinking water IS good for you.” And then we’d all chug a glass of water together and be like, “Ahhhh.”
When I was in 3rd grade we were asked to write a letter to the POTUS. I recently came across this letter and noticed the little edit that my teacher decided to add in red. I don’t know if to be mad at the teacher for trying to force her political views on me, or to thank her for trying to open my eyes at such an early age…
People often wonder what they could possibly do about all the suffering and conflict they see in the world. Well, here’s your TO DO list (aka S.R.S.E.) :
1) SIT DOWN (Rest for a minute) 2) RELAX (stop worrying and being afraid) 3) SMELL THE COFFEE (enjoy the moment, be here now, bask in presence) 4) ENJOY THE RIDE (Let go and have fun!)
The truth is, this is the only thing you or anyone else can do about it. If you are able to bring that kind of peace and surrender into your daily existence, then you are bringing it into all of humanity. Because you are humanity; humanity is the sum of its parts.
Hmmm, I’m not sure what’s more disturbing: The fact that a woman is carrying a gas mask to the supermarket (just in case!) or the fact that 3 security guards cornered me insisting that I delete this photo because it’s “against the law to film inside the supermarket.”
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.