Beautiful moon wondering

April 17, 2017


Sometimes, I look at the moon, the beautiful moon, and wonder how we got here.

Oh, I don’t mean the human race. I mean our civilization, our people. How did we get to such a hateful place?

What have we become? And how did it happen?


40 comments on “Beautiful moon wondering
  1. ryderziebarth says:

    Is it really anything new? Or do we just have more media to let us know about it? I am not being a wise guy here, I really mean it…. Is it really any worse if we review history and religion over the past centuries before and after Christ?
    I think humans have always been at each others throats…we simply were not able to hear about it as often. Now, it’s EVERYWHERE–in our face 24/7 and we don’t always understand it. Our modes of weaponry, technological communication and transportation combined the people who have access to them have become more sophisticated.They speak a myriad of languages we cannot speak in more ways then just by tongue. And although they can network to reach out to harm thousands more people throughout the world, I think their brand of craziness has always been behind right there in the head of the man behind the plan.
    Power, money and greed drive their political purpose, and religion underlies all of those forces and always has. It is why I say a required class for all incoming college freshman should be comparative religion. It is the cog that turns the universal wheel, and this generation should learn all they can about it.
    So in short, I think we got here because it is like the answer to the old joke, why ‘do dogs lick their balls? Because they can’, not because they are any different than they always have been, but now we can watch it endlessly on You Tube.

    • All good points. Still, it sucks. I guess I’d hoped our generations hopes, dreams and vibe would win out.

      • ryderziebarth says:

        They still are winning out in so many ways. They live on!. Just keep looking for the balance and keep hope alive.I see much positive vibes with this generation, many new-old ways of saving the earth being revitalized, repackaged and exploded–from the rise of organic farming to reseraching cures for cancers in the rain forests. There is so much good these smart kids are doing, and they are SO resilient.

  2. Robin rue says:

    I wonder the same things sometimes. It’s amazing how we all got here.

  3. Jenn JG says:

    Me & my 7 year old like to look at the moon to see the shapes. I guess I never really thought about this before as far as looking at the moon …. watching the news is a different story

  4. I often wonder why humanity is so flawed but then without the flaws society wouldn’t exist! There has to be some sort of balance between the two!

  5. Jay Colby says:

    This was such an thought-proving question. People have become more hateful through society pressure of uplifting negative narratives rather than positive.

  6. Haralee says:

    The sun and the moon I look at as a constant as an equalizer. It gives me hope.

  7. That big, beautiful moon is the topic of many a late night philosophical discussions on my back deck. It’s amazing to look at, but for me, overwhelming to think that we are just so small. Know what I mean? Looking at the vastness makes me realize how insignificant we all really are. And what else is out there? Who knows. Are we the ones who are behind? Slow to develop? See, I could go on and on with this.

  8. Ellen Dolgen says:

    I used to question everything. The older I get the more I realize I need to just understand that there are so many things that I don’t understand. I try very hard to be ok with that.

  9. Donna says:

    Beautiful question, I agree with the first commenter, when you read about Caligula who used torture horrifically, I couldn’t watch Marco Polo because it was so violent. Earth life has been so violent for
    Since time began. But there is so much good…Saturday my whole family spent the day in the temple together. Impossible! But it occurred. During my illness we were served by every friend I have, which would be too many to count. You already have the answer, serve. Continue to do nice things, adopt or sponser a refugee family. When you surround yourself with goodness and good people you won’t see the bad. I promise. We always find what we are looking for.

  10. Sue Ellam says:

    I think part of the problem is perspective too. The news we receive is unbalanced. When I was planning for my business I started really looking for businesses that did good – I am all about eco-friendly, organic and people who support the animal kingdom and the planet. I was astonished at how many small businesses and individuals were doing wonderful things in their own way – stories that never hit the main stream media. If I hadn’t been looking, I would never have heard about them.

    It also occurred to me at that point how well connected the people and businesses were that were causing the main damage to our planet – the politicians, banks, pharmaceuticals, fossil fuel industries (to name but a few) have a very strong network and a revolving door policy in some cases. I couldn’t find such a strong network linking the people doing good – maybe because there wasn’t such a lot of finance available.

    I believe there is a correlation between the hatred and often shocking behaviour of some people and the poisons in the food, air, water and chemicals that are ingested. I often wonder if we’d have the same societal issues if people weren’t in fear and anxiety, sometimes caused by medication,as well as the environment they live in, the propaganda on the television, in the news and everywhere they turn.

    For instance, I have a friend who was on anti depressants for 20 years and used to get very moody – sometimes quite nasty in fact. They looked into alternative medicine, weaned themselves off their anti depressants (with the knowledge of their doctor) and they are a completely different person. The nasty streak has completely gone – if they are unhappy it’s for a reason and they have far less hypos, hardly any at all (they are also Type 1 diabetic). I lived with this person while they were going through the changes and witnessed them first hand.

    Thanks for the pondering on the moon. 🙂

  11. One of my professors in college told me that nothing was ever new. It might have new technology and be more dangerous, but people have always been this way, except in the goddess cultures! What we can make out from those cultures, women were venerated, and peace prevailed. The future needs to be female.

  12. I wonder about that, too. No answers. I just try to be a force for good within my own world, and hope that more of us will do the same.

  13. Hi Carol! Eternal optimist that I am, I just can’t believe that there is only hate in the world. I stubbornly believe that goodness and love are stronger. I’m convinced that we must do our very best to work to create change in the world, but most importantly to hold the high ground in our minds and consciousness if we are to be most effective. Be strong my friend! ~Kathy

  14. Amber Myers says:

    I really don’t think it’s all so hateful. Some parts are, yes, of course, but I try to look in the beauty of things. I just can’t go through life being pessimistic or else I’d be miserable. But I do worry sometimes.

  15. Sapana V says:

    It’s just people are becoming more selfish and money minded. Alongside, people have lost trust in each other due to increasing crimes.

  16. I know Carol I feel so disheartened at the moment. Only yesterday I saw on the news that an innocent 74 year old man just minding his own business walking along, was killed by a guy who was filming it for his FB page. My God! We need to do something but I feel so useless. Thanks for the beautiful image of the moon it gave me some moment of peace. xx

  17. Raine C. S. says:

    I personally still believe in good people and goodness as a whole in this life. I see and have been impacted by kindness in my life. I try to focus on that. The world isn’t all bad… just a little bent maybe?

  18. This is something everyone is asking themselves right now. A great read

  19. Elizabeth O. says:

    It feels as if people are more into spreading hate than kindness and that it has always been our nature. I sure hope I’m wrong and that there are so many people trying to change the world. But there will be days when you’ll wonder how it all came to be.

  20. It’s sad that after all this time and after all the progress we’ve made in self-sufficiency and technology etc, we still can’t find it in ourselves to show grace to those we don’t agree with. It seems to have been a malady of mankind throughout the ages Carol.

  21. I think people have subdivided and emphasized division rather than unity. And I think that we have moved onto communication forms that actually separate us from one another instead of unite us.

  22. Hate is everywhere – it’s been a pervasive problem since the beginning of man. And the only way to combat it is not fall into it – to understand others actively, to make it a point to reach across to the other side, to practice true tolerance. To teach by example.

  23. Molly says:

    What a great question to ask. I love to watch the moon at night and think about how all of this came to be. I think that there are a lot of great people out there doing their best to making a positive change in our world.


  24. I know right?! So much hatred, so many lives wasted. 🙁

  25. Nay says:

    Such a thought-provoking question. I think unfortunately such hateful behaviour has always been a part of society. However, not everyone is like that there is a lot of good and love in the world.

  26. Bel says:

    Yea. how did we get here. I think it was a series of bad choices, little by little until it has added up to the destruction we have today and now we can’t blame one person because it’s far more complicated than that and now, no one wants to take the blame.

  27. kelly reci says:

    a human being is very different to the moon! your question is what i am wondering about too! Just seriously, what have happened to us?

  28. Jacquelyn says:

    It’s interesting how appreciating nature can cause us to wonder why anyone can be so hateful or negative when we are surrounded by so much beauty. It gets you thinking we can all benefit from admiring the things we take for granted.

  29. I’ve found myself wondering that same thing lately. I don’t like what the world has become. There is so much hatred and craziness in this world now. This is the world my granddaughter, your kids will be inheriting when they get older.

    They will ask why is there so much killing in the world? Why is there a guy who thinks he can just walk up to an elderly man and shoot him for no reason. Why did a guy walk into a SCHOOL and kill his wife, a student and himself (schools should be a child’s safe place!)?

    These actions will make the kids as well as the parents fearful about leaving the house. I know my daughter is afraid of crowds, why? She told me it’s because she doesn’t trust it. It took her a long time to have her child and although she doesn’t want to keep her away from having fun, she’s afraid of crowds because everything that has happened (terrorist attacks) have been in crowds, and you know I can’t blame her for being scared.

    We as a society need to start teaching our children NOT to see color! We all have the same thing running inside of us and that is RED BLOOD! We need to start liking, if not loving our neighbors including the idiot down the street that gets drunk and causes the police to be called out every weekend (sarcasm this doesn’t happy around my home).

    We need to teach our children to start talking about what they feel and putting down the guns that they can get their hands on so easily! I will NEVER understand how anyone can think killing someone is the answer to anything!

    I don’t know what the USA did to piss off the other countries that want to kill us, but seriously something needs to be done to eliminate all the hatred! We have to get a grip on our world.

  30. Rosey says:

    I was just asking myself kind of the same thing. But social media gets us more invested, more upset, and probably more likely to escalate things that need not be escalated.

  31. Hatsuharu says:

    People are different. Not everyone is hateful. There are still a lot of decent people out there. Sometimes those we thought who are good turns out to be the bad guys. And those we thought are bad turns out to be the goods instead.

  32. Lisa Rios says:

    Hmmmm…I find your questions to be quite profound. I believe we have become inhumane and selfish, putting it simply. Kindness and compassion would definitely help our world.

  33. Julie syl says:

    Our moon’s gravitational influence helped ensure that Earth’s spin axis and climate remained stable over long timescales. That’s equally important as the oceans’ tides.

  34. Humanity exist for a reason! Need to learn and just try to live and coexist.

  35. I wonder too! Whyyy?! Why is there so much hate in this world? Why can’t people love themselves and focus on their purpose.

  36. Mommy Peachy says:

    There are times when I wonder about that too. I love that picture of the moon. It looks so peaceful.

  37. Isabelle says:

    Nature definitely inspires deeper reflections on our world and ourselves. If only more people took the time to do so maybe we’d be in a better place.

  38. Sharon says:

    Who knows how it all happened.

    I look at the moon also, like many people and wonder what it is all about.

    Cheers Sharon…

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