It has occurred to me recently, after experiencing yet another hellish week in my personal life, that people generally just do not treat one another with kindness and love. Selfishness seems to be the overwhelming "vibe" of our culture today - and other more vulnerable types pay the price for that line of thought.
I believe that we all have a purpose here on earth. The goal that mankind is to achieve in this life is a simple one - learn to love one another and help your fellow man. Simple, right? Not so. Often, it takes a terribly horrific situation to bring this very primal, yet simple realization to the surface in people. It's quite sad that it has to come to situations like that to see the good in mankind.
There are so many toxic personality types out there today. At times, it feels as if the earth is littered with rotten apples. When meeting others, you have to ask, "Does this person have values? Do they experience emotion? Do they have morals? Do they posses the ability to think of others besides themselves? Are they a giver or a taker? Are they of their word? Do they have a sense of spirituality or a set of personal beliefs? Do they partake in religion and believe in God?
Do they believe in Karma - and accept that every action brings about a reaction - and that for many actions, there are consequences? Do they love their families? Do they posses communication skills? What are thier insecurities and how do they deal with them? How do they express themselves? Are they constantly trying to prove something to themselves and others? How far will they go to do that? Do they enjoy taking risks? Do they find being secretive exhiliarating? What form of love are they capable of? Do they treat others as they themselves would like to be treated? Are they capable of apologies? What have their past actions been towards others? How have they loved themselves? How have they hurt others? How do they treat their parents? Do they love their children? Are they capable of deceit? Do they have a conscience? Do they experience guilt? Are they a comfortable liar? Do they love themselves or punish themselves without knowledge? Have they ever been a victim of someone else's crime?
Have they ever been hurt? Will they hurt YOU?"
When determining someone's soul value as a human being ask yourself, "Are they an evolved soul that has grasped this primal understanding of love - or are they an unevolved, immature selfish soul?"
Then ask yourself, "What kind of soul do you posses?" Because birds of a feather should always flock together.
It brings to mind a song titled "If Everyone Cared." Have a listen. There's a message in here for us all.
"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead