At present, there seems to be so much hate and evil in the world. There are people killing innocent people. There are individuals vilifying all individuals of a certain religion because of an evil minority. There are women being beaten, bashed and raped. Children are being abused – sexually, physically and emotionally. It’s a wonder that we are not constantly consumed by doom and gloom.
Even if we ignore things on a global scale, it’s hard to watch the bad in everyday life. The unfairness of why some kids have shitty parents. Or why some people take advantage of others. Or why kids are cruel to other kids. When bombarded with messages like these, you sometimes have to wonder, what’s the point of this world? What’s the point of this life?
And yet, there is goodness.
There is goodness in the one nice kid that speaks to the kid others ignore. There is goodness in the counsellor who goes above and beyond her call of duty by trying to help out someone else. There is goodness in the teacher who accepts their quirky pupil selflessly. There is goodness in the man who allows a car to cut in during peak hour traffic. There is goodness in the person who shares their umbrella during an unprecedented storm. There is goodness in the teenager who admits their mistake. There is goodness in the woman that forgives those who have done her wrong. There is goodness in the man who supports his wife through her mental illness. There is goodness in the strangers who stand up to racist taunts.
There is goodness in the world. The only problem is, it doesn’t make the headlines. It doesn’t get a nation talking. But it’s important. It’s oh-so-important. Which is why we must talk about it. And fight for it.
Because in the end, it’s the goodness that will trump the hate.
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Prompts for this week:
1. Do you or have you ever collected anything? Share your story
2. Put your iPod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs that play and how you feel about them
3. Pick up the book you are currently reading, go to page 27 and write a post starting with the first line on that page.
4. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – J R R Tolkein. Use this quote in your post or as an inspiration for one.
5. Picture Prompt (credit: Living my Imperfect Life)
Last week, we had two featured writers as voted by you: Geetika for her poetic skills and Bellybytes for why her blog is named such. You too can be in the running for our next featured writer. All you need to do is write a post on one of the prompts above, link up below and share. Then come back on Monday and vote for your favourite post.
Until next time,