Something short and worthy of a moment of your time. A few words from Carl Sagan on the future of mankind in the video below.
I thought of this video after learning of the shootings in Tuscon. I know there are many who blame the heated political rhetoric for the carnage. There may be some truth to that but I think there is more. The young man was mentally unstable and needed treatment. He didn't receive the help he needed, like so many others suffering from mental illnesses in the country,
I spent over one year working in the children's unit at the State Mental Hospital in Provo while attending BYU. I gained a valuable understanding of the importance of continued care and treatment for those suffering with mental illnesses. The kind of care and treatment many are not receiving today because society has, for the most part, turned its back on this troubled part of our population. Perhaps we need to revisit this issue.
We all live on this blue dot in space called Earth. Perhaps it's time we learned to get along. I think it's time we all grew up. I really grow tired of all the hate I see on TV and hear on the radio and read online. I believe we can learn to be civil in our disagreements. We can learn to respect other view points. We can 'man up' and admit when we are wrong and realize that no one, and I mean no one, has THE whole truth. There is too much of "It's my way or the highway". America is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, religions and philosophies. Let's cherish that diversity and start looking for the good in everyone. It's time to bend a bit in the wind before the next storm uproots us and sends us all tumbling into the abyss.
We have a marvelous future ahead....
We Humans are Capable of Greatness