The Need to Say Something

February 19th, 2012

Well, I suppose that’s what a blog is for, but what motivates me to say anything at all? What is this “need”?

A couple of times in the past month I have felt the urge to respond to something I’ve read on-line. These are not the only times, but I’m just looking at the most recent because they are fresh in my mind. Most of my life I’ve wanted to say something but usually haven’t because “I’m shy” or I don’t want to offend someone or mostly I just don’t think anyone really cares what I think.

A few months ago (ok, so my memory is fine) I did respond in the comments section on someone else’s site, and my comment was taken so completely wrong. I felt like I had said it from a place of love, from wanting to help, but it created a mess which I had to clean up. After that I gave up, but it was out of frustration. Of course now I see that wanting to “fix” or “help” is just my interpretation of things. Unless I am asked there is no reason for me to intervene.

In our society this can feel somewhat avoidant, like I am ignoring my fellow beings. But really, who wants someone butting in where they have not been invited? And who am I to say who needs my help?

However, one of my recent desires to say something comes from something that showed up on my Facebook page. A friend of mine had “liked” something and so there it was, on my page, in my space, in my face! Ew!!

Well of course I can ignore it, but I clicked on the picture because at first I was tempted to put in my two cents. There I found a long line of people supporting this idea (it had to do with our right to bear arms and how guns don’t kill people, people kill people). I couldn’t figure out how to add my comment, and suppose I can’t since it wasn’t my friend who originated the thing, he had just liked it.

So here I was, looking at this BS and just wondering, what are people thinking? OK, so what if guns don’t kill people. I still have to ask, why else would someone have a gun? What other purpose does a gun have? And even deeper still, why do people kill people? What is up with that?

You can see this pushed a button of mine. And my motivation for wanting to speak some calm into this discussion was of course trying to make peace. Is that even possible? Can I force peace onto someone else? Of course not… what a bummer!

I’m putting my opinion here because it’s my blog and I can. I don’t know who will read this, and most likely anyone who does would feel the same way I do. Well, maybe not, who knows. But I don’t care (there’s a reason I don’t have comments on this site)!

I don’t care if someone owns a gun, I am definitely all for freedom of choice. And so I can’t make someone else want peace. But I will, in my own life and on my own site, put out the energy of rising above even needing guns in the first place. I have to admit I was surprised that my friend liked this thing in the first place, but perhaps he’s only coming at it from a place of “don’t let the government mess with our constitutional rights.” I don’t know for sure, but I’m giving him the benefit of my doubt.

In the meantime, check out www.symphonyofscience.com. In the music videos section there’s one I especially like, We Are All Connected. This is what life is for, as far as I’m concerned. The rest of this stuff that fills our media and television (and now apparently my Facebook page) is just distraction. And maybe that’s the only thing I needed to see in all of this.

Peace out!



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