Saturday, August 30, 2014

Words of Extinction. . .

I certainly hope you've enjoyed the majority of your summer!  School's back in session and another year is closer to its end.  It seems like yesterday I was writing a blog post about school back in session and here we are again.  Where did 2014 go?  I realize more and more the older you get the faster time goes, so there's no time to waste!

While on vacation, I learned that even though I was living my fantasy life, the world was still moving and when I returned, reality quickly settled in.  I turned on the news and I was sorry I did.  There were more shootings that happened in the first fifteen minutes I was up trying to get ready for work.  It was then that I realized what each of these horrible stories had in common.  Humans live carelessly.  We abandon caution.  Whatever happened to owning up to our responsibilities?  Oh. . .wait a minute--we don't take responsibility.  

Responsibility is a word that should be removed from the English vocabulary.  There are only a handful of people that actually use the word correctly, present company included, but most of us don't know what the word means or if we do know, we don't exercise its meaning.

That's what I realized when I turned on the news.  Every story I heard, with each getting worse than the last, not one person was willing to own his/her responsibility in their actions. It's so easy to place blame on others or point the finger in someone else's direction, although three of those fingers are pointing back at you.  People today just do whatever comes to their mind without giving any thought whatsoever--just careless and inconsiderate.

As I slowly get back into my regular routine, I just shake my head at how we behave anymore.  'Responsibility' is a thing of the past.  'Caution' is something we don't mind risking. 'Inconsiderate' is what most live up to.  We're doing a perfect job at destroying ourselves. Little by little we lose our righteousness and embrace wrongdoing.  That's the way of the world--pretty sad if you ask me.

No matter how much madness I see going on around me, I will stay focused and positive.  I tell ya, many don't make it an easy feat.  For all of those who went back to school, I wish you a great school year.  If you're looking for books to add to your fall reading list, definitely check back with us next weekend for AAMBC.  They always bring great books our way.

Until next time, try to stay safe and Happy Reading!

Kimberly Ranee Hicks, Author/Poet/Reviewer

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