Will the time ever come when people everywhere will have real respect and love for one another?
A lack of love fills the world of mankind just as Matthew 24:12 and 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 and verses 12,13 says. Does this mean that humans are incapable of showing genuine love and respect for one another? What do you think? What are your observations? What do you think can help us all to show more consideration for others feelings? What can help us to show more respect, understanding, kindness, and love toward others even if/when we don't agree with them?
Although I don't believe there will ever be a time where people (everywhere) will love and respect one another I also don't believe that there isn't a lot of good being done around the world either.
If one chose to spend time looking up the various charities and philanthropic foundations and organizations they'd be astonished!
Food and medicines are being delivered to third world countries, the Salvation Army, Good Will, Soup kitchens, shelters, social services, and groups of volunteers are on the front lines every day helping strangers and doing good in the world.
However if one only focuses on the leading stories in the newspapers, cable news, and Internet and Social Media they must understand it's all about gaining advertising revenues!
(Based upon viewers, readers, and clicks)
One old news adage is : "If it bleeds it leads"
Shock sells! It's an attention grabber and its great for high ratings!
"The feel good story" if they include one is always at the end of a newscast or buried several pages into a magazine or newspaper.
The typical day for the average American is they go to work, come home, have dinner, spend time with their children, watch some TV and go the bed. The next day the repeat the same process.
The news is the "exception business" or "extraordinary business".
If for instance people were getting shot by police was something that happens a 1000 times a day everyday it wouldn't be news!
On the world stage there will always be the "haves" and the "have nots". This will continue to cause friction, disputes, wars, and terrorism. Some countries fear their people being influenced by Western nations. They don't want to change their culture/beliefs.
They also don't want to be dictated to or told their laws and way of life are "wrong". Lastly if Adam's sons Kane and Abel couldn't get along the odds of 7 Billion people acting in uniform agreement is unlikely.
Nevertheless I do believe there is more good in the world than bad.
You just have to (look for it and acknowledge it) when you see it!
Wow! You're deep! I appreciate what you've said and it all makes sense DS. And yes there are a lot of voluntary organization and outreach programs that are showing love and respect for the lowly one and to those in need. We can't forget those org's.
I honestly see no reason why people should love each other. Some people are impossible to love, and mostly, people gravitate towards people with whom they share interests.
That said, when people stop thinking that their way is superior, their religion is best, their money gives them rights that poor people aren't entitled to, etc. maybe we will have a shot at respecting (i.e. not being rude to or abusing) each other.
Thank you Tess for answering this post. Your comment is interesting. Here's a scenario and question for you: If you got a flat tire on the way to work on a highway, wouldn't you want someone to stop and assist you? What if you could not reach friends
I would call the Triple A. No biggie. I don't depend on friends for anything. My friends are for talking to and doing things together. However that has nothing to do with the question.
Tess to finish my comment to you, what if your cell phone was not fully charged to call for help because you're stranded on a highway on your way to work, wouldn't you want someone to show you love by coming to your aid? What if all people felt that there is no reason to love others or to show love to others? What about during a natural disaster? Or what if I need you personally to show me love by simply saying a kind word, giving me a warm smile or doing a small deed like opening the door for me because you see I'm holding a lot of packages. Would you have to know me personally? Would a person have to be in your "circle of friends and relatives" for you to put a teddy bear, flowers, or ballons, or a condolence card in someone's hand concerning their child, mate, or anyone who has died to gun violence? Showing love doesn't have to be huge or extravagant. Showing love is a mindset and heartset, which expects no accolades or returns, but takes pride in doing good toward others, by showing principled love in word and deed. I try to remember that love is an action word and I truly believe and know that one day there will be a world filled with genuine love and respect for others based on the scriptures and God's promises (Isaiah 11:9, Revelation 21:4 and 5).
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