I can fully appreciate Adam Bilowus’ letter entitled “Shooting Wake-up Call For Everybody” (Brandon Sun, Dec. 18).
I too wonder why we value human souls differently. Society has always ranked us and given us a title befitting of our station in life. The higher your ranking, the better you are treated. The lower your ranking, the worse you are treated.
For me I wonder why, as “evolved” beings in this new age, we still believe in ranking ourselves based on generational brainwashing?
When your time comes to be on Earth or leave this Earth we all come in and go out the same way. In between that time, based on our misconceptions on how life is to be lived, we are taught, and teach each other, how to pigeonhole our lives and are sadly without contrite to leave it that way.
We are so hard on this recent generation of kids who we say have a sense of “entitlement” and yet we all are guilty of this act each and every day when we believe we should have or be better than others.
I like the term “old school” because it speaks to where we are at today. Old thinking merges with technology. We are way too immature in our growth as people to see what technology is doing to us. I do not own a cellphone for the simple reason that it is not a necessity for my day-to-day living. We are slowly becoming a disconnected society, so wrapped up in the nonsense of technology. So numbed out are we that it takes horrific acts like Newtown Conn., to shake us to our core.
I choose not to be absorbed into anything that begins with an I (iPad, iPhone, iPod) and instead choose to live in reality. For one day I would like to see everyone put away their iThing and take a look around at what is an arm’s length away from you. That, people, is your reality. Try living it for a change and see what we can do for one another instead of to one another.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 19, 2012