I just want to remind everyone that despite the hatred and the violence that we see on television, we are still living in the most peaceful period in human history. The world is becoming a more peaceful place, and to continue moving forward we must all take part in that process, together. Love each other, care for strangers, and never give into fear.
Fear is a useful tool, fear keeps us alive and is the reason we can trace our ancestry through thousands of years of lineage. Today, fear is used to manipulate, control, and divide those who are fearful. Terrorists organizations use fear for leverage and control. Governments use fear to manipulate and keep their power justified. Corporations use fear to sell you products and services you don’t need. Individuals use fear to deceive and dominate others. When tragedies like this occur, you are presented with a choice, to see the world through the eyes of fear: buy bigger locks on your doors, buy more guns, and cut yourself off from the world. Or see the world through the eyes of love, respect the golden rule, respect the rights of others, and make a tangible impact in someone else’s life in a positive way. The choice is yours.