Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Visions of Tomorrow

In all honesty, I just want to know what in the hell is going on with this world? People are passing around images like baseball cards these days. No, I'm not talking selfies, or nudes, that is a conversation for another day. What I am talking about is those videos of a child being beat, of someone being shot, pictures of animals who are beyond salvation because they have been neglected or beaten to within an inch of their life. 
I see these all over my facebook, instagram, and twitter feed, the image will say something about "stop this from happening, repost this image" or some such. Trading these disgusting photos does not help anyone. I would like someone to show me some proof that because they posted an image of a dead baby, or a dying animal, it helped someone else.
The truth is that society has become so extremely voyeuristic that we just don't realize these things are happening in the real world. We pass these images around in hopes that someone, somewhere, will see it and do something about it, instead why don't you get off your butt and do something about it yourself. 
First step, stop propagating the demise of another. Seriously, if that was you or someone you knew, would you want those images being spread around. Just recently it was a police shooting that made head lines, how do you think the family felt watching their loved one be shot down in cold blood? 
Second step, adopt a pet from the pound. Help out at your local aspca. Volunteer for a women's shelter. Offer aid to someone in need. 
Now is your time, act, stop watching the world fall apart around you, instead do something about it.

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