Poverty of Spirit

When I look at the conflict in the world I despair about our future.

I think the quote below sums it up very well. I include myself in this. I really do value the opportunity to connect with other bloggers in the international community. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our politicians  could do as much?

Martin Luther King Jr

11 thoughts on “Poverty of Spirit

  1. I don’t think this is the product of the modern age. Man’s inhumanity to man has existed throughout history and pre-history. If anything, we’ve grown calmer, gentler, more tolerant, and more civilized with the passage of time.

    We’ve come a long way, baby!

    When we travel, we don’t worry about highway bandits. Blacks and women have the vote and can compete with men for good jobs. Etc.

    • Ah yes, but here is Australia we have a government sending us backwards; disrespectful to gender equality and sending asylum seekers back onto treacherous seas into war-zones.

      • Hi Elizabeth, I totally agree with you on the current Australian government. I just hope the rest of Australia wakes up to them before the next election. I am already noticing some FB friends who are Liberals, are turning against them.

    • Hi Nancy, I accept what you say that we have made progress but I agree with the quote that we have made more technical progress etc than we have in getting on with each other.

    • Thanks Elizabeth. It doesn’t take much to take humanity back in time – I remember the book “The Lord of the Flies”.
      Maybe I should stop watching the news for a while : )

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