The news radiates from all devices, like a siren of death, tragedy and occasional joy. Billboards, buses, taxis and public places are saturated with world news, state broadcasts or incidences close to home. The roaring machine never stops; sleep patterns are disrupted as the minds tick over. Sound, colour, emotion and partial truth have tentacles that drag the uplifted to desolate places. Ignorance is the preferred place of many because the sensitive cannot bear to live in a world where they are transfixed by fear.
Lives are suddenly interrupted whether we choose ignorance or not when front page news becomes personal. The news is full of other people’s problems, but when those situations involve family members, friends or co-workers a passion of urgency arises. The desire to help is strong; the individual wants to relieve the stress, though it stays heightened anyway. There will always be some situations that no one could have foreseen. One can only sit in the circumstances and manage it day by day.
Eventually calm and common sense take hold and urgency subsides, though memories remain on a softer level. Emotional intelligence shows a peak in humanities evolution, though every person has unique and volatile emotions that occasionally impede this progress. The people of Earth have proven their love for living; they just prefer a better quality existence when it comes to communication. Though snippets of good communication are seen on our screens, a great deal more is needed. Communication or even debating needs to be a bigger part of our classroom learning as threats and bullying seem common place in the playground. Arguments between children should not end with hatred. Balanced children become wise adults that may one day have the desire to govern in fairness. Prevention is the foundation of good leadership and dedicated individuals are always required.
Though it’s hard to avoid the constant negativity of local or world news, happiness and joy find little exposure on these shows. Few would have seen programs where there wasn’t some horrific incident before finding happiness, because only sensational stories of survival make it to news broadcasts and current affairs shows. Though these are true life stories, keep focused on the positive, take a full share of joy from life. Do not take daily life for granted, these are the special days. Have the occasional break from devices; day trips to a beach, mountain or rainforest should be added to the calendar. See how beautiful nature is, feel the innate energy in living things. Soak in the sounds of joy.
Sharon D Bush
Writer Historian Artisan Sage
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