Do We Always Look On The Bad Things?

September 10, 2010
By C.D.Vitta SILVER, Bethesda, Maryland
C.D.Vitta SILVER, Bethesda, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

Human nature. Blessing and curse. See, here's one of the issues that bugs me the most. Many times, unconsciously or knowingly we only look at the bad or negative things. Don't believe me?

Try to remember anything good or positive about Iran.
It might be difficult or almost impossible, because we only remember them as a nation that seems to be wanting enriched uranium for malignant purposes.

Another example, more close to my heart. What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think Colombia? Drugs and cocaine, I'm guessing. You don't know of our Nobel Prize Winning author, our coffee, our musicians, athletes, scientists. You don't know of our biodiversity. No, only the negative things.

Or go to a Central American country and ask about the US. They'll probably say "an empire that topples governments". While the US has amazing things, this is all they know. Democrats thing of all the bad things on Bush, Republicans on Obama. Many times you are not always praised for accomplishments, but many times humiliated or scolded for mistakes or errors.

Is this part of our human nature? That Mexico brings illegal immigration, that Islam brings up Al Qaeda, that Germany brings up the Holocaust?

I'm not denying that everything has it's good and bad, it's Yin and Yang. However, we could more often try to focs on some of the positive stuff, because it is out there, waiting to be mentioned.

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Alice28 GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2011 at 12:12 am
Alice28 GOLD, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Its hard to defeat someone...who never gives up.

Well put. See there are so many peoms out there about the bad things in our country and so very little about the good things. Notice that no one ever questions the bad things. Though when good things happen everyone is all over it. This is a great poem. Keep writting!

on Sep. 14 2010 at 4:42 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Well said! Indeed, it would not hurt us to recognize the good in things. I love the yin and yang theory. Ah, I must recommend The Sad Truth about Life by Amehndi. Thanks for writing this true piece.

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