It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is “Let’s Dig A Bit Deeper.”
When there is so much negativity in the world, as there has been as of late, what do you do to cleanse your soul away from all of the negative stigma?
I stop watching, reading, or listening to as much of the “breaking news” as I used to and try to focus on other things, like writing flash fiction posts for my blog or going for long rides on my ebike.
Do you think it is possible to break the divide in humanity with the war happening in Ukraine? (Meaning: Do you think the war will bring the people in the world back together in unity?) It’s kind of a double-ended question.
No and no. The world is so fractured as it is and I just read an article in this morning’s paper (so yeah, I confess, I can’t go cold turkey when it comes to reading the newspaper) about how Russia is flooding social media sites in the U.S. and Europe with bogus claims about its invasion of Ukraine. And, sadly, people are buying into the lies. Social media has become the main source of information for many people, which makes it fertile ground for bad actors seeking to spread misinformation and to sow discord.
I know we are all from different places and countries, but we are all human. What are three things that need to change for you to feel safe in the current state of humanity?
1. Embrace our differences.
2. Accept that climate change is a global problem that needs to be proactively addressed before it’s to late.
3. Live by “Whatever floats your boat.”
For me, time has stood still since the attacks in the Ukraine. The news has been on in my room non-stop, and I try to watch it as much as possible. Have you been watching the news? If so, write the first thought that comes to mind. If you haven’t been watching the news (or do not watch it ever), how do you keep up with what is happening around the globe?
I still watch/read some news, but I’ve cut back significantly on the amount of news I watch because it’s just too depressing, frustrating, and angering. The first thing that comes to mind for me is that we’re all fucked.
Do you have someone to talk to when things get hard in your life? If not, would you like someone to talk to when things get hard? We all need someone, and I just want to make sure you are all okay or managing.
Yes. My wife.