Where is the Love 2017?

by | Apr 9, 2017

‘’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’’

Where is the love?! This song released by The Black Eyed Peas back in June 2003 still is so relevant that in a way it scares me.

Read the first few lines of the song lyrics (as above) – we all seem to be addicted to drama, which attracts trauma. When do we actually see positive stories on the news? Hardly ever. It’s all about the bad sh** that is going on in this world and it sure causes me distress and a bit of trauma. Hence why I stopped reading, watching and listening to 99% of the news these days. I just can’t stand it anymore!

I truly believe we, as humans, can live together peacefully if we only would stop shouting so loud about what we believe is right and fair and start listening to one another. Accept who we are, no matter what colour our skin is, our race or religion we believe in. At the core of it all that doesn’t matter, right?!

My mother has brought me up to respect anyone and my circle of friends includes different skin colours, religions/faith and it doesn’t matter who you love. A human is a human being to me and I welcome them with open (if at times shy) arms.

All I am asking of my friends is that they also show the same in return, to me and my friends. Accept each person as is. Don’t judge. Don’t try to force change/believes on me and them. And of most all – don’t hate!

Or as The Black Eyed Peas say:

‘’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’’

I know I am not perfect. I know I slip now and then and judge….feel the anger….look at a religion with scared eyes and criticise others. But I am learning and try to become a better person, to become more full of love.

Are you trying? Are you looking for that ‘world love’?

We only have one world….

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