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Things of this world that make me sad

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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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Things of this world that make me sad:


War

Starvation

Slaughter Houses

Greed

Human Suffering



War

Ongoing military conflicts

The above Wikipedia article has a list of 9 ongoing wars, ...each of which is currently causing more that 1,000 deaths per year.

The article also lists a total of 34 ongoing, smaller-scale, armed conflicts.

We belong to a species that is fond of war, and that also has a history rich in war and conflict.



Starvation

There is a sad reality of people dying of starvation, including children.

Starvation article on Wikipedia

From the above article:


According to the World Health Organization, hunger is the single gravest threat to the world's public health. The WHO also states that malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases. Undernutrition is a contributory factor in the death of 2.6 million children dying (of hunger) every year. Figures on actual starvation are difficult to come by, but according to the FAO, the less severe condition of undernourishment currently affects about 925 million people, or about 14% of the world population.




Slaughter Houses

Killing animals for food, makes me sad. It happens in slaughter houses and other places every day.

Animals Slaughtered Every Year

From the above web site:

More Than 150 Billion Animals Slaughtered Every Year




Greed

This is the enemy within. Many are affected by selfishness and greed. Greed is ugly. Greed almost always has a negative effect on others, directly or indirectly.

The Effects of Greed on Human Living

From the above web page:

Greed equates to excessive selfishness, a constant yearning for more than you have, typically with no regard for others or thought about the consequences of your choices.



Hoarding, refusing to share, withholding information and not using your gifts for the betterment of society can all be deemed forms of greed.



Greed is a form of sickness because those who suffer from greed seem deprived of morality.




Human Suffering

Pain and suffering caused by illness and disease. This is a cause for sadness.
Not to even mention pain and suffering caused by old age.
Pain and suffering takes away the joy of life.



Final Words

How can I be happy in a world where all these things are happening?
How can anyone be happy in a world where all these things are happening?




posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 03:59 PM
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but when a person who has had the worst parts of life, can smile, it is truly magical



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 09:34 PM
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My friend,

You have to strive to find the beauty, goodness and love that truly exists in this crazy world of ours.

You have to look inside yourself...inside your soul.

That is the only place you will find true happiness.

It's hard to understand the dualistic nature of our existence....

Why do some suffer while others seem to skate along.?

This world makes me sad more often than I care to admit but, I refuse to let it control me.


Much love and best wishes to you

edit on 8-2-2013 by MagesticEsoteric because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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The slaughtering of fruits, vegetables, and plants for food makes me sad.




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