posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 08:38 PM
reply to post by downtown436
I do understand how you feel. The talk about the draft has me a bit concerned as I have 4 teenage grandsons.
My family has always been very patriotic and I too love my country even though I don't like our government. I am torn about how I feel about the
future possibility of my "boys" being drafted or volunteering for military service.
Over the years I've done missionary work in third world countries. My work was with medical and dental teams. The absolute horror I saw will never
leave my mind. My tears would fill a lake. I feel others pain so deeply.
I have had to learn how to live in the moment. To appreciate every bite of food I eat. Many people do not have water to drink that won't make them
sick. This worries me.
Sometimes my fears will come back and have a party in my head. I have learned that I cannot save or change the world. It's a hard lesson.
I try to be the best person I can be and help when I see a need.
Yes I worry and fear for the people of the world. I also do my best to enjoy life as is is right now. I refuse to allow fear to rob me of my
happiness. It isn't easy and I do fail at times.
I appreciate you being concerned about your fellow man. Do what you can when you see a need you can fill. That's all we can do. There's still a
whole lot of joy in our world. Enjoy life...........it's short.
As for our government, I see no way it can continue on it's path of destruction many more years. In my opinion our people will not tolerate much
more mismanagement by the powers in control of our countries. The USA is but one of many countries fed up with their rulers. I believe revolution
will come.........it's just a matter of time.
Seems I've gotten off subject so I'll stop.