Tuesday, March 22, 2016

an open letter to all of humanity

As images flood my tv screen of people rushing out of a smoke-filled building (again), I can't help but wonder how human beings are capable of this kind of hatred. I'm kind of a news junkie so I have CNN on a lot. I'm starting to wonder if people are getting desensitized to all of this violence. It's on ALL the time, because it is happening ALL the time. Major networks haven't even covered all of the terror attacks that have happened this year. We seem to only care about the attacks in the western world. What about Turkey and Ivory Coast?

According to a list on Wikipedia (with verified sources), according to the above matrix there have been 223 separate terror attacks in 2016. That is astonishing, in a really terrible way.  I'm not going to use this post to talk about politics. There's enough of that going on. This post is to urge you to do something. Do something kind for someone. At the risk of sounding really cliche, the only thing that can drown out all the hate is love. 

The solidarity in the #prayforparis, #prayforbrussels hashtags and pictures are great, but I'm sick of seeing hashtags with no action. Go be kind to someone. Give someone a compliment. Donate to a charity if you can. Open a door for someone. It doesn't matter how small the act, they all add up.  Don't let the fear breed hate. I urge you, go and love each other. We may have lost humans today, but don't lose your humanity by closing off your hearts because of your fear. 

maisy ann


  1. Amen! If we can't care for and be kind to those immediately around us, we are missing the point. Well said, Maisy. Thank you for being able to put into words exactly what I have been feeling.

  2. Thanks for reading, Danika! It's nice to know I'm not the only one feeling this way.