Travel is a big part of my life. Travel is a part of my job, travel is my hobby and travel is my passion. I travel to see the world and experience the world because the world is amazing, eye-opening and well, I just love the world. However, sometimes, the world can be difficult to love.
When you look at the world through the eyes of Instagram, it’s a beautiful place. To be honest, when I look at the world through my own eyes, it’s a beautiful place. The scenery is breathtaking with stunning locations and jaw-dropping destinations. I alway take time to appreciate the beauty of the world but then I hear things and I see things and I wonder if I’m looking through rose tinted glasses. Sometimes it seems like the world it perfect on the outside but rotten on the inside. So much of the world is tainted and it’s like a pretty girl with an ugly heart. The exterior can seem crisp, clean and beautiful but a lot of the components that make up the world are corrupt and damaged.
I remember when 9/11 happened. I was only young but I remember it well. I was at school, about 9 years old and it was a big shock to everyone. No one could believe it, it was talked about for days and took over every channel on tv. It was a big deal and that’s the way it should be. Dramatic events should be shocking but these days they’re not. Every time I hear about a new terror attack or a new shooting, I’m not shocked. I’ve been desensitised to the bad in the world and although, I feel a sense of sadness when these things happen, I don’t feel like it’s unexpected any more. I feel like these days, attacks are more frequent than a trip to the shops. It’s so much of a common occurence that it’s giving us as a human race a bad reputation.
It’s sad that the minority have ruined it for the rest of us. Some people now fear going to specific destinations because of a history of terrorism. Some people are now suspicious of specific races and religions because of a few associated with them. The world is meant to be a place of freedom and that is what the people of the world have fought for time and time again. Now it seems the world is reverting, putting up borders, tightening boundaries, weakening faith and losing hope. Where is the freedom in that?
I just don’t understand why that is so hard to attain. Why there is so much hatred in the world, I don’t know. Why we can’t work together instead of against each other, I don’t know. I believe there is a reason why we are all here on Earth. I don’t know what that reason is but I know it’s not to fight and hate and destroy.
The world is an amazing place and so many amazing things happen which are sadly overshadowed by the upsetting and the disappointing. When something truly amazing happens, we’re surprised by it but goodwill and being just a decent human being should be the norm, not a cause for surprise. It makes me sad that so much of the world can be so easily destroyed by greed and hate.
The world will always be beautiful to me and I will always believe in the power of freedom. A good heart is an incredible foundation to the person that you are. It’s the people who make up the world and we can either build or destroy. It’s in our hands to make the world a better place and whilst individually, we’ll only make a miniscual impact, together we can do amazing things. It’s such a shame that some people walking this Earth have a sour soul.
I hope that the world of tomorrow is a better place.
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