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Where Did The Kind People Go?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 11, 2018 19:36

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It makes me sad trying to discover where the truly kind people have gone. We are so absorbed today in attempting to survive that one rarely runs into someone who can understand that life is more than self preservation. It doesn't have to look as dark as we sometimes see it.

When I was growing up in the time of early television, with only personal contact and telephone for communication, people seemed to believe differently.  Humans had time to speak to one another.

As the years have passed, one senses some kind of disconnection human beings have with caring about others. The world has changed into a rat race which many feel must be their primary interest. Making money and being able to pay the rent have overtaken our need to reach out to others and provide a helping hand.

Many are left with a sense that they are alone. I, too, sometimes wonder whether we humans have lost the ability to care for others. Life has become too difficult, and one wishes that they might spend one day back when friends were more important than things. 

Television has turned into another tool for making money. The channels many watch try to convince us that what is truly meaningful is wearing the latest of fashion. There surely is more then that.

In the old days, newspapers weren't full of only war and politics.  One didn't read the paper in fear of what might happen tomorrow. Tomorrow meant going shopping for affordable groceries and meeting friends for lunch and conversation. Life wasn't some awful nightmare, wondering if all of the anger that seems to permeate society might find us and destroy our lives as well.

Perhaps I haven't adjusted to the world in which I live, but there are days when I long for a less competitive kind of existence, where going to the movies cost 25 cents, and the screen provided hope for romance and laughter. Anything was possible back then, but today when a kind person comes into my life, I feel blessed to have discovered them.

Undoubtedly, there still are families that come together with conversations that deal with happy things, but it's getting harder and harder to look around and accept all of the anger that appears to permeate the air. It is not easy to watch the evening news that often dwells on a scary world. The weather person takes us to a more comfortable place, but so much we hear is frightening and makes one feel uncomfortable about facing a new day.

Nonetheless, I continue to dream. Friends are still there willing to share our problems. There remain some who believe in a higher being, and pray for you when things get rough. Life doesn't have to look as dark as we sometimes see it. So for this reason I have shared these thoughts as a message to others like myself who still have the power to make someone's life easier. It is this belief that gives one a reason to keep hoping for tomorrow.

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 11, 2018 19:36

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