October 18, 2023
We’re not meant to watch the constant news cycles of people carrying dead bodies, talking about death, war, and all the fear mongering of everything else going on the world 24/7 like it’s been happening for the last 3.5 years.
We’re not meant to bare the weight of the world on our shoulders. I keep having to remind myself this.
As a mother, I’m dying inside watching all these innocent children lose their lives. From all sides. It’s horrific. I can’t help but constantly wonder what I could do. What am I on this earth for if I can’t help the most innocent and most vulnerable people?
I can’t help but have trouble sleeping at night knowing families won’t be tucking their precious babies in but instead burying them when they had so much life to live. I can’t help but feel selfish knowing I have my precious boy next to me and thanking God he’s safe.
“It’s War.” People say, but I wish it wasn’t. Where and when did we lose our humanity? Why are we desensitized to this? I know war has been around as long as humans have been, but you’d think we’d evolve to have more of a conscious around this topic.
The talks of World War 3 scare me and fill me with anxiety; maybe it sounds dramatic writing this, but the man I love with all my heart would leave in a heartbeat to be in it and fight to keep us safe. People I care about would be gone to do the same, too. I don’t think they should have to fight a Rich Man’s War – politicians just send our boyfriends, fiance’s, husbands, brothers, sons, daughters, etc out to war without asking the common folk if this is what we even want. We deserve to have a say. It angers me. I’m tired of war mongering politicians.
It’s heavy out here and try to remember that we’re not meant to carry all of this weight. I’ve started scrolling a lot less. Apart of my job is to be on social media but lately, once I’m done work for the day, that’s it. I don’t spend much time on social media outside of the work day these days.
I’ve started to dive into books, what else is there to do? I’d rather get lost in fiction than the reality of the world at the moment. I don’t want to be depressed watching videos of war, fake news, disinformation, watching people argue or cheer about others dying.
If only the world could see we have way more in common than not. Maybe this is a dream, but I really pray that one day my son and future children will live in a world of peace. I pray that our sons and daughters won’t have to watch these news cycles of horrific events or fear mongering or hatred of others, and I pray that we all raise our children to be better people than those in the world now. Maybe one day we will have peace or maybe that is just a dream.
Here are some tips I’ve thought of if you’re struggling with the doom-scrolling/mindless scrolling and feeling down about the state of the world:
I just want to remind people that in times like these, that it’s okay to get help when you feel like things are becoming too much because, right now… It’s a lot. Please take care of your minds and don’t let the weight of the world bring you down, no matter how impossible it seems.