Our world is in turmoil and pain is becoming a constant versus an exception.
We are confused about the cause of our pain, but we know it makes us slash out and hurt family, friends and foes alike.
We lash out at Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Brothers, Sisters, Husbands, Wifes, Children, Relatives, Enemies, Friends, etc. The problem is none of the mentioned.
I believe the real problem is more profound than people and parties. It’s about the destruction of the social fiber of our country. We are more connected yet more isolated than at any time in history.
Our problem centers around loneliness, social isolation, and depression. We don’t make meaningful connections and relationships as in the past. Whereby, we use to attend community gathering, visit neighbors, and watch out for others children. These days there is little to no real community gatherings, if one of our neighbors got sick and passed away, we wouldn’t know it, and God forbid if you said something to someone’s child.
We are collapsing under the stresses and strains of loneliness. We are trying to address it by getting the doctor to diagnosis us as being depressed. Now, I am not saying that some depression doesn’t exist, but it’s not the bulk of our problem. For issues that can’t to diagnosed by the doctor, there is alcohol, illegal drugs, and violence.
Politics and people are not causing the great divide in our county it’s bigger. It’s not about “communication but communion. It’s not about the brain but the heart. It’s not about isolation but integration. It’s not about social media engagement but community interaction. It’s not about hate but love.
The ultimate solution to our problem “Increased Social Capital.” Before you question Social Capital, please research its true meaning as it may not be what you think it means. You will be enlightened.
Read, Think and then Act.
Until next time,