I am right when I say this is true
The problem of our country is
I know better than you do
There is only one way
So do what I say
No more listening
Ears, hearts, minds
Not right or wrong
No need for big egos
Let’s make room for ideas
Before the sounds of bombs deafen
And we are left, right, alone, deadened
It’s been a busy week in our household but I really wanted to respond to this Tuesday prompt from the Go Dog Go Cafe. Their query: What is the biggest problem facing the country right now? If you could only change one thing, what would it be? Consider if this problem can even truly be “changed”, or if it is something steeped in our culture.
I don’t know if this is the “biggest problem” but it’s definitely one of them – the inability to listen, the lack of empathy, the self-centeredness. Turning on the news, it seems people are just yelling opinions at each other, attacking the other person instead of having a serious debate about issues using facts to back up statements. The art of conversation, debate, is gone. The value of connection and relationship is gone. My fear is if we continue down this path, towards isolation, we – the collective American We – we too, will be gone.
©️ iido 2018