What's going on?

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What's the fuss amongst us? Why do we do what we don't want to do? and most importantly why don't we do what we should?

Submitted: July 11, 2013

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WHAT'S GOING ON?

It seem safe to say that safety is merely a word when it comes to the actual meaning. What is safety? i grew up knowing safety means to be cautious. As of late, I have deemed safety to be something else....a burden. It is the fashion statement we all use to "better" our communities. if something does not feel safe, well, put a no trespassing sign on it. it is this notion of security and the misunderstanding of one another that allows us to believe in safety.

Safety is in a way, a sort of fairy tale. it is a fairy tale that we made to show ourselves what not to do in order to maintain the level of comfort that a community wishes to have. Every day we wake up, our doors are locked and closed. Our cars are alarmed. Our plungers are next to our toilets just in case. IN CASE OF WHAT?  In case of our own negligence. Our social problems, be it the taxes we loathe to the the pastries we love but can't afford, are exactly that: OUR PROBLEMS.

I believe we fashions our problems to suit our ideals. We have the solutions to every problem, but, if we do not have any problems that present themselves; we have problems that preset themselves. Every single person i meet is a solution. Every single person I see is a problem waiting to happen as well.  However, the fact of the matter is, we are all in the mix of things together. All the gripes and moans we utter are used as fuel by others. Some want us to be angry so that they may be the solutions to our problems. Think of it as if it were our body.

When we become sick, we get a fever. our body attempts to flush out the cause of unbalance. It does it unabashedly and in an unbiased manner. So too, should we approach our social problems in this way. :UNBIASED! :-) Let us be the fever that cleanses the body we know as our FAMILY, or CITY, COMMUNITY, STATE, COUNTRY, PLANET....BE motivated not to serve not your ....you fill in the blank.....but be motivated to host your ...you fill in the blank. I hope you enjoyed this essay and opinion. If you have any questions or rebuttals please ...please do comment...i will not take it personally, :-) It will only serve as a collaboration in these critical times we live. Thank you.


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