I think we're all clued in on what's been happening these days (especially all the shootings...happening everywhere now) and...it's pretty bad. Isn't it? And there's nothing left to say really in situations like this where the violence is just getting worse with each passing year. It kind of makes one pause and take a step back to figure out where all this is coming from.
First of all, my condolences to those who have sustained losses in ANY of the recent violence that's been happening lately. I actually know more than a few people who were directly involved in or at shootings in the past couple of years. And even though they've all escaped physically unscathed...psychologically...well, that's a whole other thing altogether. Others, however, didn't fare well or at all. And it makes you grateful for every moment alive you have since you never know when it'll all be taken away!
I get why most people are depressed and feeling hopeless in today's times. I understand isolation, loneliness, and a feeling of disconnection from fellow human beings. I get all that. Because that's just the world we are living in now.
As time goes on I'm noticing that people are feeling more frustrated, more disconnected, more angry, more helpless...and more out of control. I believe this is why people are doing these things. I may be wrong, but that's just my general assessment. The more off-balance we are becoming as a world, the more these things will not only continue to happen but will happen with greater frequency while more and more people's lives are taken in each incident as these crack-pots get more "creative" in how they can take even more people in one fell swoop.
Pretty soon, people won't leave the house anymore. And the terrorists (foreign and domestic) will have won.
So, what's the solution to all of this? Is there even a solution?
I don't know.
The REAL question is this: "How do you stay focused while completely balanced and [gasp] even HAPPY in the midst of all that is going on in the world today?" I suppose the true answer differs greatly from one person to the next. For me, I've found that I have to have a deep sense of purpose in what I'm doing, mainly in doing FOR OTHERS and not really for myself. I suggest the same for you. Find some purpose, even if it's just being there for your family and friends. It doesn't have to be this huge sense of purpose to be relevant. Seriously, you don't.
When I was doing my last seminar in Vegas (which was last month), I noticed that there was a common theme among many of my students which, before, I would condemn. (I don't anymore.) And that is this: "I just want to make money doing anything so long as I can spend more time with my family while being able to afford to travel and do the things I want to do." While before I thought this was kind of shallow, I later realized that this is exactly what everybody is after. And, perhaps, if EVERYBODY was able to work less (having much less stress) working for themselves (having a sense of CONTROL over their lives) and be able to spend more time with their friends and families traveling and doing what they want (having a better sense of CONNECTION), perhaps everybody would be more BALANCED and more "zen." And zen people don't go out shooting people. They just don't.
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In the meantime, stay happy and healthy, my friend. Life is too short to be sad all the time.
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