ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The World Today Needs a Big Hug, and a Dosage Of Love

Updated on November 25, 2014

We live in a world...

As parents, we make sure to give our kids a safe and loving environment. We want them to grow up in a beautiful environment, where love reigns and anything is possible. We have that control, for a while. But what happens, when they grow up and step into the real world?

As I was sitting here, watching the news, something I honestly try not to do, because it just fills me up with fear and sadness, I realize this world needs a hug. The times of solving problems with conversations is ending fast, and now it seems like violence is the only answer. We live in a world, where we cant send our children to school without the fear, of "what if" something happened. We live in a world that people are hated because of their race, economical standing, and even for whom they love. In a world that religion is not respected anymore, and where screaming has become the way of "being heard"

Everything changed when I became a parent

As a parent, I am raising my little ones with love. I want them to learn to respect everyone and to understand that we are all different, and that is what makes us beautiful. I want them to understand that we all have different views, different opinions, and we need to respect that. I want them to feel safe, but how can I teach safety, if when I go to the playground I spend more time checking the surroundings, than I do playing tag.

I remember life before kids, it was all so different then. I remember feeling free, and happy. I remember my parents always telling me to always be safe, and I would laugh because I didn't quite understand what they meant at the time. The world was my playground and I was having a blast. Everything was fine, until I became a mom. It happened so fast, like a flash, and suddenly this world became very different. I started to understand my parents, and what they meant when I was young. Here I was at 29, holding this precious life, and the world forever changed.

I believe we can change this world, to a better place

I believe there are still more good people out there than bad. Am I naïve for thinking that we can change this world? Well, we can, and it begins at home. I don't want my children to grow up in fear of who they are or want to be. I want them to feel free to express themselves, and speak their minds as long as respect is involved. I believe that what this world really needs is a revolution of Love. A big hug, more smiling at strangers, slowing down to enjoy the beauty of the day, to stop saying that this world needs help and actually helping it. Call me Naïve, but this is what I believe.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      We definitely need a mutual respect for one another.

      And as you say, if we loved more and cared more rather than resorting to violence then our world would be safer, happier, and a much better place for each of us.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)