Monday, 06 August 2012
I can think, but in one language, yet I can laugh in dozens. I can only complain in one language, but cry in many more. Love is also communicated without translation as is hate. Love can build bridges between people, but hate has the power to bring down those constructs in but a moment. It can be said in any language, that love may be the mortar than bonds man, but hate is the destructive sledge.
This is the 21st Century....of “modern man.” Right now, there are more wars, famine, political corruption, greed and hate in this world than there has ever been since the middle ages! In our country we desire, plead, pray, hope and vote for peace and yet a majority of households have at lease two guns. We trust no one. Strangers, neighbors, politicians, corporations, employers and the “unknown caller” listed on our phone. It is fear.
We are constantly shamed by an abundance of self-serving organizations that hold us responsible for an ailing Africa, global warming, racism, plastic water bottles, immigration evils, fatty foods and child abuse spankings. We have been blamed and are currently being held accountable for every social injustice going back over 200 years and this truly confuses us in an abundance of different languages.
A great quote from Dickens, “They were the best of times….they were the worst of times.” Seems that civilization has carried that mantra since we first stumbled out of caves. We use the Bible, Torah, Koran and GPS to guide us and yet we stay lost among and within ourselves. Many hate our government, but truly love our country which is a love/hate dilemma that has no resolve. We share these emotions with most of the world’s population, and yet, refuse to resolve them among ourselves because we trust no one!
One last expression of truth, that is translated in all languages....fear. The day we make courage more important than fear....will be the day we all speak the same language.