This statement goes without saying. We live in a bubbling mass of different people, each with his and her own objectives and likes and dislikes, enough to know that there are things that are taboo in many of the world’s stages. Something here in the US is taboo in the Middle East. Something in the Middle East is taboo in Japan. Something in Japan is taboo in Russia. And on and on and on…
The World Stage. This is the measure we are ruled by: not just those in our own countries, but by those of other countries and societies. The United Nations is a governmental body housed and peopled by members of many of the so-called civilized nations of the world, working together for a common goal: peace and prosperity for all mankind! Much of the time, it’s mired and stuck in decades past accomplishments or recent global losses of member nations or the senseless violence that distort the media outlets into rumor mills or worse.
We are already part of that when we are born into this World Stage. We grow up and interact with everything from cellphones and internet-ready devices, to computers, laptops, palmtops, netbooks and tablets! We use this technology to talk to people whom we want to have as friends, only to find out that those people are just the uninformed, technologically-impaired, self-absorbed and you want to unfriend them as quickly as you can. You find the device or app you’re using doesn’t allow that– there’s no [IGNORE] button on Facebook, there’s no [DUMP] button for your e-mail account, there’s no [UNPLUG] button on your RSS feeds– and that’s just one part of the whole!
All too often I observe young mothers and fathers with small children handing them their cellphones (like iPhones or Samsung Galaxys and the ilk), and letting them play games or watch Barney or Spongebob or The Wiggles on them. Letting them watch for hours as they get their mobile chores done, picking them up into their car seats and dropping them to their feet to walk along, still clutching the tiny colorful screens, listening to “I’m Barney! Let’s play!” and still trying to maintain some semblance of a ‘normal life’ with children!
I have two lovely wonderful boys. Their mother and I mutually adopted them to a loving family in Boston! I want to make a point: I know what joy it is to have children. The pain of minor complications with a caesarean section. Holding them for the first time and hoping (and praying) you’re doing it the right way! Bonding with them and crying because of the love you’re giving them, knowing they’re going to be well taken care of! I am human; there’s nothing going to ever change that!
We’re all bombarded with mass media, multimedia (the television is exactly that!!!) and other locations of news or so-called news, reporting whatever they feel is right and what people need to know! We feel obligated to tell you everything that’s happening in the world so that you can make an informed decision about what to do today, to eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner, clothes to wear, shoes to buy, car to drive, wife to love, number of children to have, type of job, and on and on and on… (Doesn’t your brain hurt from all that drivel?)
Anyway, I’m off track here somewhere…
To get back on track: We’re all a part of the Human Race, placed upon the World Stage, given lines that seem oh so unique, automatic and meaningful, and stuck in relationships that seem to revolve around something frivolous. Only when you realize you can change parts of this, is when you can truly become your own version of NORMAL, and the world you live in is the stranger!
You’re no longer the weird one! You’re being normal in an abnormal world!
Congratulations! You’ve finally accomplished that which you wanted to do for such a long time: YOU WON!