The following is something I have been working on, it's been a while since I have added to it, but I was just reminded today that I need to get back to this:
Issues With Society: Entitled, but not Responsible
Have you ever felt like you just didn't exist? Like, no matter what you did, or said, or acted, people really just didn't notice you? I think it is amazing at how as a society we can miss the obvious signs of someone who is clearly reaching out for help, and over look them, often saying they are just trying to get attention. Well, that is right, they are and there is usually a reason they are trying to get attention. Sometimes just a simple conversation with a person can make their day, their week, or even their year. But, we will never understand that unless we have been in those shoes, the shoes of the forgotten soul. I have often noticed that you often get recognized by friends and family when you don't do anything at all, when you just kind of vanish from existence. It usually takes a little while before they notice, but they notice eventually. Why is it people have to fall off the face of the earth for someone to realize they are hurt, or depressed, or scared, or nervous. I think we are so self-centered now days and only think about how something will affect us that we don't pay attention to others, or care about how others feel. We have totally become a selfish me, me, me society. We feel entitled, but don't ever want to take responsibility. It is amazing how we can continue to function as a society with that mentality, how are we ever going to move forward?
The worst part about all of this is technology has almost helped halt our advancement as much as it has furthered our advancement as a society. When was the last time any of us really just randomly had a genuine conversation with someone offline? It doesn't happen as much as it used too. You are not in the; who, or the where, or the how unless you have heard it through one of our many social media grapevines. I don't remember the last time I actually sat down with someone and really enjoyed just talking and being with that person. Even when I go out, conversations are at a minimum, last just a few seconds, then we go on about are ways. It is absolutely crazy how more people don't end up feeling lost in this society, how they don't end up feeling like they don't belong, or don't exist anymore.
Helping others has become a lost cause, people don't know how to receive help any more, or don't appreciate it like they used to. I want to get back to feeling alive, doing things for others and feeling good about it, making another person’s day and knowing that their day being better makes my day better. I want to live in a world of happiness, and not emptiness or selfishness. Let's get the world back to a better place, one friendly gesture at a time. We all believe it is good, but none of us do it. When was the last time you did something for someone else, just because? When was the last stranger you helped change a tire for? When was the last time you helped someone carrying something that was too big? When was the last genuine conversation you had with someone, just because you knew they needed a friend? Let's start coming together, and stop pushing away!
Our society is more willing to give you tough love then encouraging support. It is amazing at how a friend or family member can tell you how stupid or crazy an idea is faster than they can give you words of encouragement. Take for instance my wanting to take notes on conversations about love. I have already told the people I know on Facebook of all things, that I intend on doing just that taking notes of conversations. Out of all the posts on that status, only one had a glimmer of support, the others were all ridiculing me about how crazy, or creepy that was. Is it really crazy to want to take notes on what is going on around us? Is that being too personal? I also posted a survey about love, and interesting enough, only two responses and both I know were not from friends or family, but strangers. Only one friend or family member even inquired about the survey and felt they couldn’t give their opinion because they couldn’t truly define love. I even have relatives who believe my thought process is backwards, that I have the issue and society is correct. Their reasoning is because more people have thought I was crazy, than have actually taken my survey. But do numbers of responses to one thing or another constitute what is acceptable to society standards? That makes me wonder about the ultimate test of society as a mass being correct, if everyone jumped off a bridge, would you? If society doing things by the mass is the correct way to do things, then you must not be a vital part of society if you decided to not jump.
That brings me to another point. What constitutes the right and wrong way to view society? We do things because others do them, but does that make it right? I believe that goes back to the selfish, me, me, and me society that we live in. If something is determined to be bad, all we need to do is blame it on following someone else. Well, I did it because they did it. But, that goes back to not taking responsibility. Not enough people take credit for their actions, and don’t hold themselves as accountable as they should. The reason I implied that they do hold themselves somewhat accountable, is because when something goes in their favor, they will make sure that people know it was them. Take for instance a team works on a project together, say the team succeeds and the project is a success, each team member will want to make sure that they all were a part of that success. But, say that same team fails, how many of those team members would step up and take credit for the failure. I would guess not many; you would probably find more pointing fingers or at least thinking to themselves who is to blame.