Returning from a weeklong cruise, I find myself being introspective. Maybe I’m just getting older (aren’t we all?) but whenever I gazed at the ship I sailed on or the airplane I flew on, I kept thinking, mankind (and this goes without saying that women are included in this) is skilled in so many areas. I mean, the fact that man designed something as massive as a 165,000 ton ship that can move 6,000 people to different parts of the world in a matter of days in itself is astounding. Something so large yet it can float.
While eating, I would observe numerous families consisting of many nationalities, eating or interacting with the staff, who were also from all over the world.
Therefore, it boggles my mind when I continue to read about violence here in the U.S. as well as other parts of the world. It is so senseless.
Why is this?
A man in the nearby town of Temple Hills, Maryland, shot two firefighters, killing one and critically injuring the other, after they came to his residence on a welfare check. It is unclear at this time whether he thought that it was a home invasion or whether they introduced themselves or forced their way in but it asks the question: When did we get like this, everyone scared of everyone else? The motto nowadays is to shoot, stab, beat-up, you name it first and ask questions later.
When will mankind get itself together and learn to live, play and work together like we did on that huge ship I was on, a microcosm of the world at large?
I hope it is soon.