What If The World Was A Better Place

NOW WHAT?

We Just Going To ‘Chill It All The Way Back’ …  And Enjoy The Glorious View From Our Lofty Perch Atop The Shrine Of Contentment On Delusion Mountain?

Are we satisfied in doing our insignificant part – the essential minimum to ease our guilty conscience – knowing we can and should do more?

Doesn’t sound like us, does it?

Are we humble and honest, to acknowledge and honor those who did the heavy lifting in leaving the planet better than they found it?

Or, say,

“Hell, no, I did Jack Snap during my shift on Big Blue.”

Coulda.  Woulda.  Shoulda.

The contemplative mantra of ‘What If’ … That Never Is.

JACK SNAP

The Bad Boy Personification Of Sweet F. All.

Nada.

Close to zilch.

About what I’ve done.

Little of my time invested … when asked.

Few donations made … when solicited.

“A whole lot of nothing adds up to a whole lot of nothing.”

Scrooged.

Looked swell enough doing it though.

DO GOOD INTENTIONS COUNT?

About As Much As Bad Intentions.

Same effort.  Same result.

Go with the former.

Intent doesn’t get the job done, but its where we start.

Neither does Pontificating or Finger Pointing from The Soapbox.

“I’m copping a plea of ignorance and apathy.  Should get me all the clemency I need to sleep away the burden of guilt.”

Said, the Lapsed Hypo-Christian.

OBSERVATIONAL MYOPIA

Doesn’t Cut The Mustard Or Spread The Jam.

Bitching is good, right?

Judging?

Ridicule?

How’s this helping, Mick?

It’s not.

We Do As We Will.

THE MARK MISSED

Nearly Every Time.

Our collective aim is off kilter.

Shooting blanks … when we ought to be getting our hands dirty.

The simplest deeds in helping others make the difference to a Life not our own.

How Divinely Cool.

PREACHY ARE WE?

Just Enough To Pinch Myself … Kick My Butt … Slap My Head …

In our path to lessen the plight of suffering and aid those in need, might we consider a little Soulful Housekeeping first?

Recalibrate the Moral Compass to point upward.

All of us together, now.

“What we’re capable of – alone and as endearing constituents of a magnificent Organism of Humanity working in unity – our potential to do Good is infinite.”

As infinite as our inclination to not.

So, we’ve got that going against us.

WHAT IS IT

Is Our Sanctimonious Hypocrisy Of Depleting Empathy And Love Forsaken 

Prohibiting us from helping others?

Fear.

Ignorance.

Selfishness.

Godlessness.

Waiting for an invite?

Check your Spam, could be in there.

“Are we uncaring, self-absorbed Dink’s – preoccupied and immersed within our precious ‘Me Now Show’ – we’ve eradicated all Goodwill to Our Brothers and Sisters?

Denial and Apathy sound charming this time of the year.

Where’d Our Love Go?

WHO DO WE LIVE FOR?

Self, Of Course.

I know, right.

Makes it easy.

The problem.

Except, we have neighbors.

Lots of them.

Billions.

Family, actually.

From way back.

Africa, I’m told.

ONE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

Agreeing To Disagree Isn’t Working.

Bad idea.

Our Kin run deep and far.

“Do we really need an Alien invasion of Klingons to pull us Earthly Knuckleheads together?”

Because that’s not happening, Carl.

OBVIOUSLY OBLIVIOUS

Do Good.

Simple as that.

Nothing to it.

Something, anything …

Not solely for Self, for Others.

When is it Time for Them?

GLOBAL SPIN CLASS

Seven Point Six Billion Hamsters Running Stationary On One Big Wheel Together.

Or, is it Zumba?

Goat Yoga?

Planks?

Exhausting ourselves.

Going nowhere fast as we can.

Sweating.

Feeling good.

“We There Yet?”

Not a clue where There is.

It Ain’t Here.

WHAT WE DO WITH AWARENESS

We Ignore It Until We Can’t.

Conscientious deflection?

“A cognizant mind and spirit to do more than serve only Self … we will inevitably Do The Right Thing in time.’

How We Do This Is Up To Us.

FUN FACT CONFESSION

We Don’t Need For Much, Save For Those Whom Genuinely Do.

We Need mostly for sport, entertainment, fun … leisurely pastime.

We ever getting over our devotion to Conspicuous Consumption?

“We’ve Devolved Socially And Spiritually Into An Avaricious Culture Of ‘I Want It And I’m Getting It All Right Now’ At Any Cost.”

There’s no waiting.

Ever.

Except For Those Truly In Need … 

WHERE MY MOUTH USED TO BE

Where Hypocrisy Once Flourished, Where My Heart Is …   

Daily Bread Food Bank.

They do incredible work like so many others.

Act Not Alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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