When I look at the faces of my beautiful daughters, I feel nothing but pure love. I want to take that love, harness it, and apply it to all people I know and meet, even to those I don’t know and will never meet. Is that possible? I don’t know, but I’ll try.
I am generally speaking not a people’s person, or at least, I don’t perceive myself that way. I am not comfortable with large crowds, shy with people I don’t know, and get frustrated easily with stupidity, of which there is much around me. But lately I have come to love even stupid people. I love them because they are humans, and humans deserve to be loved.
You may ask yourself, has she joint some sort of sect, become a born-again, or just had too much weed? The answer is no to all. I just love people. Humans are the imperfect, disappointing, clumsy, at times evil, courageously brave, and kind beings who roam this earth, capable of moving mountains, saving and destroying nature and each other. We all have hopes and aspirations, experienced disappointments, and crave acceptance and love. Besides, we are stuck with each other so we might as well make the best of it.
This blog is about this human condition and how I see it, with a loving eye. I plan to post (seemingly random) thoughts on social and political issues of contemporary society, my take on education and parenting, and, to leave nothing out, my limited insights into international relations, global environmental and sustainability issues. The themes span widely because people are just everywhere creating problems, finding solutions, are the target of hostility and interventions. I see all these issues related. Education is related to political awareness, parenting to sustainability, international relations to local communities. My writing will be incomplete, thought provoking, I hope, critical and outraged at times. But it will not be cynical. I don’t claim to know it all, I will be wrong sometimes. In short, I will write about how I see the world – my point of view, or as I like to say in discussions, “Oh well, this is how I see it.” I invite you to be skeptical and join in on the conversation.