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Can We be Fixed?

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after another week of lock down with some rioting thrown into the mix. These are strange times indeed. Our world has been turned upside down. Our world is broken.

 

Child holding planet in hands against white background. Earth day holiday concept.

 

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I don’t know what to make of it. Will things ever get back to normal? There’s been communication from our school district that if classes resume in the fall there will be six feet between students, no cafeteria, and no recess for our elementary students. I’m not happy about this. How can they say NO RECESS?

 

Kids that age need to move.

 

boys, playing, friends

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Then there’s the rioting, and it scares me. It wasn’t close to us by any means, but it could have been. What kind of world are we leaving to our kids?  We need to wake up. Our system is broken. We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results, but what can we do?

 

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I’m at a loss. The politicians say we must get out and vote, but for what? I think both parties have their own agendas and what do you do when you’re given two choices for president and you don’t like either one?

 

donald trump, trump, usa

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I don’t have any answers at the moment, but there is at least one positive coming out of all this mess. People are coming together. Cops are marching along with protesters. Protesters are being heard. Yes, there’s destruction and looting, but communities are also coming together to clean up the mess. They’re helping the police by taking pictures of the destructors and looters with their phones and turning them over to the authorities. The people are coming together. Finally.

 

I don’t know what our new normal is going to be, but I do see some solidarity amidst all the chaos and that my friends is a good thing. Are all the problems solved? No. But we’ve taken a big step forward. What is our next step? I don’t know. Maybe limiting the terms of our congressmen and senators. Maybe limiting the amount someone can spend on a campaign. Maybe limiting the amount companies and organizations can contribute to a campaign. That way politicians can’t be bought. Well, theoretically anyway. 😉

How about you? Do you have any ideas how to fix our broken system? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

9 thoughts on “Can We be Fixed?

  1. I think we’re in the midst of old structures collapsing so new ones can be constructed, Lisa. Yes, it’s messy and often painful, but if we want to change and grow, and leave this world better for the next generations, it’s necessary. Great post! Be well, my friend!

  2. Solidarity is the key word, I think. Good thinker post. I’m still thinking–wish I had some actionable new ideas! In other news, say you over at PitMad–always a good exercise to hone that pitch (the hardest thing, I think.)

    1. I agree, Rebecca! Solidarity is the key word. I wish I had some actionable ideas as well. I didn’t know you were participating in Pit Mad. What were you pitching? Did you think my tweet needed work? I’m always looking for ways to improve. 🙂

  3. When you don’t like either one but you know for an absolute certainty that the one choice will only continue to burn your country to the ground, but the other choice offers the hope of maybe repairing it, then I’d go with the latter:-)

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