I really believe in the human race. I believe we are people of great potential and there are so many who astound me as to their wonderful altruism, creativity and absolute desire to show the world what we can be. I was challenged recently because I was moaning about Government and about people who seem to persistently try to parasitically suck the life from society. I was challenged because although I moaned, I was asked what, exactly, I did to help and improve society. I was silenced.
I have done things in the past deemed as charitable and beneficial to society, but I can't say I am particularly altruistic in my day to day living. It got me thinking though, great acts of charity don't need to be the way of being a useful cog in our society.
Love, community and communication surely contribute. I despise the ignorance we nurture. I am always amazed as to how well The Sun and The Daily Mail sell. People lap up these 'news sources'. People absorb these ignorant and false sources of information because (in my opinion) lazy and ignorant journalism is easier to stomach than opinion that challenges our worldview.
It is easier to agree with the idea that we are being flooded with blood sucking immigrants than analyse the complex nature of our ever diverse society and how many people would rather hire a foreigner than a native because at least the foreigner will turn up to the interview, let alone the actual job on time.
It is easier to scroll through Facebook and believe a post that claims our Government spends more on Foreign Aid than the welfare of our own society without actually researching the facts to find Britain's annual spend is only a tiny amount of our GDP.
It is easier to tar Muslims with the terrorist brush than realising that many British people commit huge acts of terrorism by leaving communities in fear every week by theft, abuse and rape of core ideals.
We need to stop believing the world owes us and understanding we owe our fellow man so much in that without love, community and communication we are individuals seeking to follow the god of greed and selfishness.