Where is the Love?

 

What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

 

In times like this where we are bombarded with these headlines:

The massacre in Orlando: targeted LGBT

Orlando: Hate as a public health crisis

Flint Water crisis: Race hatred

“They did it because it’s a black city, it’s a poor city.”

Munich shooting: Teenagers? Foreigners?

18 year old Ali Sonboly went on a shooting rampage because he was bullied by his peers, “psychologically disturbed and only wants attention” wrote one of his acquaintances and suffered from mental illness.

Anders Breivik’s “hate towards people”

 

I have a dear friend who is always happy and always smiling. I have never seen her angry or upset. I mer her children for the first time a couple of months ago. What nice kids they are!! She just celebrated her birthday and her teenage sons posted how fortunate they are to have her as their mother. As parents, I believe you want your child(ren) to grow up “balanced” although it is not necessarily a parent’s responsibility how we end up but the experiences we “met” along the way. In general, I think we need to have 3 things in life:

Love.

There are many crimes committed by people who claimed that they were abused, bullied by others and/or un-loved as a child and growing up which makes me question, does love come naturally, or was hate planted in them?

Value of life.

The value of life, how you value life is linked to your emotional health. If you have love inside you, you’d tend to value life; if you have hate inside, you’d want to kill, isn’t it?!

Forgive

(and accept that we are different).

At the end of the day, however we are brought up to be where we are today, we need to learn to forgive, value the life we have and the lives around us, accept that others are different from us. Love.

 

The local radio has been playing this song more frequently these days; I have a playlist complication of happy songs and whenever I play it, my mood is lifted. Can the Media do more to promote love, value of life and forgiveness in times of Crisis?

Can we stop the hate?

 

YELLOW!

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