Like quicksand under our feet, we’ve been sinking into a dark, dank abyss. Many have drawn attention to this slow, yet steady slide, but their cries for help have mostly been ignored, even dismissed. How did we get here? The list is lengthy…
A lack of common courtesy and respect
The fracturing of our two-party system
Inability to disconnect from devices
Shrinking of the middle class
Improper care of the elderly
Dismissal of climate change
Living beyond our means
Ageism in the workplace
Lack of a living wage
Mental health crisis
I’ve often pondered the questions, “What can I do? What can one person do?” The answer, I believe, lies within the lyrics, co-written in 1955 by the husband-wife team of Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller. (Thanks, Brian, for the reminder.)
“Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.”
We are at a critical juncture in time. Do we continue our downward spiral or do we grasp the lifeline and begin our ascent? I say we take this unprecedented opportunity to save ourselves, our planet, our creatures, our humanity.
We have the power to turn this around, and the time is now. Will you do your part?