I need to know I’m not the only one who thinks this way, but with everything in the world its hard to have faith in humanity. I need hope. I need honesty. People who care and want to better the world, not destroy it. People who live by the ideas of John Lennon, accept others, and just be happy and spread that feeling of belonging.
Am I the only one who thinks this way? I understand there’s bad in the world, but I feel like there needs to be MORE good. I feel like the good is dying off and succumbing to the rudeness, lack of acceptance, lack of appreciation for what your blessed with, and complete reliance on technology rather than human interaction.
I NEED THIS. I need someone to expand, and just tell me- ITS OKAY. I feel like I think so differently from people that I find it hard to make true friends, and I find it hard to be happy because I see so much negativity in this world.
Todays news is just icing on the cake. Pray for Boston, no matter who/what it is you pray to.
@ninaweena, I wish i knew the answers lol. You are a good person though since you obviously care about this topic. I guess all we can do for now is try to affect other peoples lives in a positive way and hope that it makes them want to pass it on. Be the change you want to see in the world, I know I need to act on this saying a lot more myself and I will try to.
@ninaweena, I agree with you, there is a lot of hidden good in the world – those that would have been good may have been warped, or maybe those that are good are still hiding. However, I do not believe the darkness will not endure, and there is still some good in the world worth fighting for, as spoken in the wise words of Tolkien.
This site and the HEthens on it are mostly focused on this: finding the positivity in a world where vinegar is easier to catch societies with than honey is. I mean, one of the mission statement points is to “Promote the general spread of happiness and love.” So this site on it’s own should stand as a testament to people who are trying to accept others and find positivity in the world today.
@ninaweena, I dislike the word “revolution.” It implies that we all need to come together and make something giant happen, but that’s not always has it is, especially with something like this that you can’t protest. As Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things happen when a series of small things come together” (or something to that effect, I’m not going verbatim)
@ninaweena, It is going to be all okay. Yes everything is ass backwards BUT it will get better. You can trip people once or twice but not forever. Things will change as soon more and more people become aware. Just focus on enjoying your life and making the best out of it. “Be the change you want to see in the world”
@ninaweena, I love every single person on this website, including YOU for that refreshing post.
We cannot let the corruption and actions of the few ruin our lives. Every single thing around me in my live is beautiful. From the environment to the people I experience, although I know the news is trying to convince me otherwise.
They can burn the entire world in the name of freedom and justice, but we have to remember the Universe is so much bigger than the hate, greed, and violence we are constantly shown here.
I feel the same way, I look at people who I’ve called my friends for years and realize how unable they are to think for themselves. In todays society too many people just follow the paths of others and ignore the feelings and thoughts they should live by. It’s a sad state and It’s hard for those of us who still follow the natural way of life but It almost fuels me more than It discourages me. I feel like those of us who are gifted with the will to think for ourselves are the ones who need to lead the revolution you mention. If we bring this way of living into the light others will follow.
“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have is that of your own self-transformation.” -Lao Tzu
I do believe that the hope that you have or yourself is somewhat related to the hope to have for Humanity. We are all connected, even sometimes through hate and destruction, but it is all part of our growth.
I’ve been so incredibly lucky to be “stuck” where I am in life. I completely get what you’re saying and venting on here so that someone will say “it’s ok” to you is so incredibly… and so wonderful. The world is filled with people that want to destroy our happiness. Funny thing is, we just keep finding it, everywhere! In everything I look at, I see happiness, I see a silver lining, I see the very essence of the things shit head people are trying to destroy yet CAN’T because WE are just to great and powerful with our love and happiness. When I see posts like this, I hurt a bit inside because I only ope that one day you can wind up at a place like the place I am at (working at a camp). Or at least in a place where you have found your family in people that you are not remotely related. They are out there, waiting for you, not even realizing they are waiting but will know they have been the moment you get there.
What happened in Boston was terrible, and it is sickening the things that happen every day around the world, not just to us! All I have to say though, is that “they”, in my opinion, did not do a very good job, and that as a community, we will prevail over this incident as we do them all!
you guys have all inspired me soo much. its such a relief to know there are still beautiful people who see beauty in the little things and at least try.
I know it seems like not much, but it really is reassuring just to know there are insightful people out there. Since this post I’ve just been trying to reform myself, because- like some of you mentioned- there will always be negative things in this world. Its the people who try and find the light that make it wonderful again.
Thank you all so much. I really do appreciate it. You guys should be proud of who you are- its really inspiring.
@ninaweena, I feel exactly the same and its a terrible feeling. I actually suffer from much anxiety because the last thing I ever want to do is cause any negative emotion from anyone, no matter how big or small, yet that is an impossible task because even well intentions can cause negative responses from some people. All I want to do is help people, but my own depression makes me very inactive at this which makes me only feel worse. Before I continue about this, I want to let you know that as much as people responding to your post helps you, I have been helped some by reading your initial post. I always felt like I was the only one who was truly, constantly bothered by anything bad in the world. I am glad to see there are others who care as much, so thank you for posting! I actually have a ton of thoughts going through my head right now about good and bad things in the world and what to do and I don’t want to just ramble on, but if you have any specific questions you want to ask me I would love to discuss this topic. Just writing about this motivates me and keeps me hopeful. To sum this up, there is a line from a Red Hot Chili Peppers song that has stuck with me ever since I heard it. It is from the song “My Friends” and it goes, “I met a little girl and what she said was something beautiful: TO GIVE YOUR LOVE NO MATTER WHAT is what she said.” This made me realize that even though there is lots of bad in the world and it cant all be fixed, we should still try to bring good into the world because helping 1000, 100, 10, or even just one is better then giving up and being defeated by what bads do exist out there. Hope this helps!
that did help =) you are awesome. I love RHCP. And you are completely right. Giving it your best and just making someone smile really does change a lot in the way someones day may go. You just did your part, I really do appreciate your response and I share a lott of the same feelings when I think about the world and how fucked up it is sometimes. But ! youre right, we cant let those things stop us from keeping on. @thrash197
You know what. It makes me happy that you feel this way – just shows there are more and more people who actually think and care for the good.
But as the fellow HEthens have said in here – there is plenty of good. Actually, I strongly believe that humans in general and deep in their hearts are good…. just weak and brainwashed and given up (or given in this system? Ehh, my english). Now from our first years of life we are being taught to care for the wrong things. Right now looks like I am (again, unfortunately) experiencing being played over and developing feelings for someone who as it seems doesn’t actually care that much for me. And it does hurt and I know that maybe if I was different it wouldn’t hurt that much but I thank god that it does. It shows that I can feel, I can care, and most importantly – that I can see the positive. Damn, my whole message is gonna be messy and will make no sense as I am having a tiny hangover actually :D but what I am trying to say – there is tons of good and it is worth looking for it and sticking to it. + I will agree with someone who mentioned in this discussion – be the good that you want to see. And I believe that a peaceful and loving world is possible. I have imagined it, and if you can imagine it – it is possible.
It’s also very hard for me to find friends, for a long time I felt like I didn’t have any, but just keep your good heart open and the right people will come.
+ Just something I want to get off my chest.
Lately, being more aware and open than ever, I am feeling so much love inside me. Like I have so much love and good and happiness to share, but what makes me sad is that there are so few people who want to accept it. C’mon people, it’s love, why wouldn’t you just take it and enjoy it? It does unfortunately seem like being good, doing good and seeing good is out of fashion this spring.
Ohh, and another thing I just thought of related to this discussion – about watching and reading news. If you aren’t ready, if reading these bad thing makes you only sad and takes away your energy, then don’t do it. But maybe you can try to use these bad things that are happening and are being advertised as fuel for your good being. Feed that little stubborn rebel in you. Be a flower fed with manure that will grow long and beautiful and will bring joy and beauty to those who encounter you on their way. And you might actually change their way.
“What you focus on expands”
Once you start to recognize all the good in the world, even in the tiniest of places, the world become a better place. Yes there is bad in the world, but instead of focusing your energy on how terrible and sad the world is think about how great is is to be alive, how beautiful you are, how life really is grand!
Be grateful for what you have and your life will start changing…. I guarantee it.
All we can hope is that our species will see good over evil. As much as i wish we all lived in self sustainable villages and all CARED for one another and all SHARED with eachother i feel as though too many people breed selfishness and hatred.
Well just a little food for thought, humanity has been through worse and made it out. At one point the U.S. was completely divided and at war with each other over slavery, don’t you think they thought the same? Same with ww2. Humanity is very crazy right now though i agree, i have these thoughts as well, especially about how in the middle east innocent people are bombed everyday. But the point that I’m attempting to make is people have thought this for centuries. And I feel the reason we think about is so that we can turn negative into positive, you know? For example seeing something bad can motivate you to do something good, maybe to balance it out, ying and yang. By feeling this negative energy it could help you to realize you need to do the opposite and leave your positive mark on the world to help make a better humanity. So maybe it will be okay, because the negatives and positives will maintain their balance like ying and yang.
We’ve got to be the source. Realize you are a source. Witness your thoughts and turn them around. You can’t expel darkness with darkness, you gotta turn on the light. If you believe there’s good, good comes to you. And destructions and beginnings are two sides of the same coin. Focus on the positive. They may say we’re dreamers, but we’re not the only ones. (PLURAL, LENNON, PLURAL!) (: