Greetings my dear readers,
Today I want to get rid of this foul mouth flavor, this weight in my soul that has me asking time after time if I’m doing a good job as a father, husband and person.
Every single day I catch a glance of news that seem to bring along some sort of omen of an imminent apocalypse if we, as in humankind, don’t change the path we’re walking.
Every day we get more and more disconnected, we are more violent, we talk less, we understand each other less and we don’t want to listen to others.
The omnipresent videos of justice by own hand in Venezuela are getting harder and harder to skip. It’s a reality I don’t want to watch. I don’t want to share it. I don’t want to support it. I see with deep concern that this videos become viral too fast and society dumps its frustration in comments that try to justify and exacerbate the violence as a way to get that needed justice.
I must confess that I, feeling frustrated and powerless to create a deep change in our society, have turned my head to the other side, I don’t support this kind of stuff through comments but I haven’t condemned them as well. My sin is to only watch. My sin is not to act. Mea culpa.
I don’t know what the solution may be, but get hold of a thieve and “serve our own justice” do not solve the bigger problem. It doesn’t solve the problem of murderers, narcs, terrorists or the ramping violence in the shape of personal, juridic, social and economic unsafety.
With desperation, I look all over the World and I see violence getting more and more coverage on media and out of it. All of this thanks to the public inaction or even the lust to watch that thing they want to call justice.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter are filled daily with comments inciting or even supporting violence like the right way to solve the violence-powered problems without realizing that throwing violence towards other people we are actually fueling that same violence to come back to us eventually.
Some for political reasons, others for religion and some more only because of the anarchy, everybody is looking for the same thing: Violence as the way to show up and defend their ideas. This actually nullify the message from the start.
Slowly but without stop, we walk that path, that descending spiral of violence that generates vendetta over vendetta, until it creates a violence shockwave that will end taking us to that feared post-nuclear apocalypse.
If we behave like animals, or even worst, we’re only building a terrible future even beyond that sci-fi nightmare that was The Planet of the Apes.
Our answer to violence must be the redirection of that energy far away from us. Evade the aggression and subdue the violence. Search for peace and balance in each of our actions, as small as it may be. A single snow crystal can start a slide. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant you think an action can be, it generates a chain reaction that can reach farther away than you may imagine.
As for me, I raise my baby girl without yelling , without aggression, without punches, without punishment that creates fear in her. I prefer to raise here with love, respect and words. Lots of words. At her short age of 3 years, she already started to understand that her decisions, in matters that may seem trivial to adults, are important.
I believe that a new generation of human beings that listen more and yell a lot less is the best way to counterattack that wave full of violence that is circling the World. A lot of millennials are like that already, but we need more. We need an awful lot more.
Before yelling, think. Before throwing a punch, talk. Before damaging someone, try to manage your own wrath in a better way. Violence must be, if nothing else works, always the last resort.
This World needs more consistent people.
People who actually do what they say. People who love and don’t hate
People that helps and let others help them.