Finding Hope

Purpose of shared video: People are capable of some pretty nifty shit.

I’ve been struggling lately to find hope in humanity. There are times when it seems there is far too much wrong being done, and far too much of it being ignored.

A video flitted across my Facebook exemplifying of of the many things that humans seem capable of doing, mostly physical feats. The physical feats, however, if examined closely also takes some form of unconscious mathematical calculation, including statistical risks, split-second reactions, and trigonometry. Besides these feats, one can also, perhaps, recall stories of people surviving impossible seeming odds. Whether it be implantation, gunshot, or extreme weather conditions.

I believe one of the most important parts of such discoveries is realizing that the self is likewise capable of almost anything.

Yet, still, life is incredibly fragile.

Just a solemn, humble, sharing of short thoughts today.

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3 thoughts on “Finding Hope

  1. There is, inside our heads, an ability to overcome what seems like the greatest of odds. It is not so crazy when we realize that simply surviving is against the odds. The universe is not a friendly place. The Earth is not a friendly place. It is through sheer effort and inventiveness that humanity has come to be as it is. There is, without doubt, going to collateral damage and it is always hard to see it, but so it is. The trouble is that we blithely allow such damage when it need not be. For this we find a loss of encouragement in life.

    Know that this is how it will be. People are busy surviving and do not have the resources and time to care so much about others. Such is natural. Please use your dispair to motivate others to action, small as it might be, toward making the world a better place for at least one other living thing. If everyone were to do this, the world would improve vastly over a very short period of time. Write, think, speak… change the world, even if it is only the small space around you and know that you have done a good thing. Take heart in this good thing, as small as it might seem, because it is through this we can evidence the value of all of us doing some small thing. Over a short time a lot of small things add up to a few really big ones.

    When you find yourself in dispair go volunteer for a day or two at a homeless shelter or to help a food bank. You will find others doing their small part and it will reinvigorate you, and it will be a good thing.

    • Fantastic thoughts.

      It’s disheartening to realize, though, that many people are still in the stage of “surviving”. Especially in countries where this isn’t too difficult, in the bare necessities, to do. I’d like to think humanity as a whole has come far past the survival stage, but I suppose it’s not true of all people.

      But that’s more negative thinking, so I must digress…

      I agree. That small change is what motivates me in everything I do. In my job, and my hobbies. It’s those small differences, and the sheer potential of causing those “butterfly wing flaps,” so to speak, that keeps me motivated.

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