There once was a favorite song of mine that had this very same title. I really didn't think much about understanding the songs lyrics back then, but I sure do now.
There have been signs since the beginning of time, telling and fore-telling events to come and those forgotten. For example, when a you plant a seed into the ground and it sprouts a twig or plant, the signs are good that the plant will probably succeed in growing a tree. Or, when the clouds outside are dark and gray accompanied with lightening and thunder.. its a very good sign that the weather is about to get very ugly and the plans to take the family to the beach may have to be canceled.
I remember some time ago, when I looked into the mirror my face was clear, smooth and soft to the touch. But I failed to notice that my parents are grandparents who viewed themselves in that same mirror saw themselves the total opposite. As a youngster I didn't understand that this was a sign that I too would grow and look older.
The point is, there are positive and negative signs around us daily.
Here's another example. Its no secret that our society has become an unruly and violent one. We can think, say and act on every single negative emotion we are big enough to feel. This behavior in most cases will lead some to believe that they are entitled, invincible and untouchable by any and everyone who courageously questions their intentions. The order of the day is that its my business and no one else has the right to challenge it. Take notice how our leaders, bicker and fight openly and boldly rationalize or pass it off as its just a healthy debate about the issues. Then, before the camera's stop rolling, they throw out a disclaimer by saying, " I'm not responsible if some quack takes it upon themselves to do something stupid."
Sadly though, when people are left to interpret the meanings of those hateful, spiteful words that sometimes promote violence, the troubled and uninformed person is moved to act.
Sometimes that action, results in the lost of innocent lives.
Not long ago in Arizona, a U.S. Congresswoman and several other individuals were shot by a 21 year old male, who for whatever reason only known to himself, also took the life of a nine year old child, who was also in attendance at that scheduled event.
Were there signs? Of course, there were signs..., there's always signs. Were the signs clear ones and could it be that they were just simply ignored by observers who resolved that, it was none of my business.
So, where does it end, can we or will we ever be able to fix this problem that affects us all?
I don't know, nor do I have all the answers, but its clear to me that perhaps the answer lies within the..SIGNS!
I believe in signs but a lot of times it takes courage to see them and follow through with them. One of the biggest signs that i find every politician ignoring is in the History books. We keep repeating the same things that result in violence and oppression.ReplyDelete
Clarence-so true. Where all courtesy and civility break down, violence is sure to follow. Hate talk leads to incidents like this, where unbalanced individuals commit heinous acts believing they are serving a righteous cause. We see it, not only in the U.S, but all over the world. A tragic spectacle that has been going on since the beginning of history.ReplyDelete
You're right, the signs are there. In my opinion we should start by looking closely at the signs showing us how to correct our own behaviour.ReplyDelete
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yes the signs are there if we will just look at them and follow them even when we don't want to because it limits our freedom. the problem i also have is to blame the sign for the action. we still have the power of choice.ReplyDelete
This is true on so many accounts. We ignore the signs because we want to put the problem on someone else to solve. We even ignore signs that directly involve us because its so much easier to walk on by but in the end we have a bigger mess to clean up.ReplyDelete
No one wants to take responsibility. Every one wants to pass the buck. Unfortunately we're living in a diminishing society.
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