Sometimes, I feel like we're all gonna be ok.
And then i see something stupid,
like a flock of people on a beach
passing around a dying dolphin
so they could all get a selfie
and I think to myself:
"we've all gone fucking mad".
Sometimes, I think we're no less intelligent
than people were centuries ago
and then I watch TLC for 10 minutes
or I see the Kardashians
or i hear Donald Trump
and I realize
that we are indeed, less intelligent
and that many of us
confuse money with intelligence
and have lost the ability
to think for ourselves.
I see people standing on soapboxes,
with loud voices
and stiff suits
and too many other people
who are ready to follow,
like little ducklings who have lost their way.
There are too many stupid,
loud people on this planet
and not enough quiet ones
who speak their mind.
We've lost the ability
to put ourselves in other peoples' shoes.
We harm animals.
We hurt ourselves.
We care very little,
as long as our actions work for us
and propel us forward,
without any thought to how it may affect OTHERS.We know there are differences between us,
and it's hard to make sense of them sometimes.
The selfies with dying dolphins.
The mistreatment of any animal.
The cutting of a forest for yet another mall.
The religious fanatics killing for their god.
The lack of compassion for life.
I used to think of myself
in my own little corner of the world.
Nothing anyone else did anywhere else bothered me.
Because they were there
and I was here.
I don't see it that way anymore.
We're all in this together.
I don't understand
why it's so hard for some people
just not to hurt one another.
I may not be loving to everyone all the time,
but at least I make the choice
not to HURT anyone or anything.
What's so hard about leaving a baby dolphin
in the fucking ocean,
where it belongs?