Loves the thing in short supply often in our go get em neo lib capitalist world. I want world peace and a huge bank balance. Of course I do, don’t you. If only it was that simple.
Just keep you fingers crossed something will change. What else is there? At the heart of peaceful neighborly relations lies the recognition of individuality. Each neighbor brings a unique set of values, traditions, and perspectives to the table. Or do they. Perhaps they desperately try to fit in. Embracing this diversity should make our collective tapestry inclusive and open doors to a wealth of experiences and insights. Rather than viewing differences as barriers, we should celebrate them as opportunities for learning and growth but that is often really hard.
Living peacefully with our neighbors while respecting their differences is not just an aspiration but a fundamental aspect of harmonious coexistence within communities. In a world characterized by diversity in culture, beliefs, and practices, fostering mutual respect and understanding becomes imperative for cultivating a tranquil environment where everyone can thrive. In essence, living peacefully with our neighbors while respecting their differences is not merely a utopian ideal but a practical imperative for building thriving communities and possibly the survival of the human race. By cultivating a culture of understanding, respect, kindness, and cooperation, we pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future where diversity is celebrated, and harmony prevails.
Embracing a mindset of cooperation and collaboration promotes mutual benefit and collective well-being. Working together on common goals and initiatives strengthens community ties and fosters a sense of belonging. Whether it’s organizing neighborhood events, participating in community projects, or simply lending a helping hand, collaboration reinforces the notion that we are all in this together we hope, although I am pretty sure some of us are not.
On February 25, 2024, Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old serviceman of the United States Air Force, approached the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., and committed an act of self-immolation at the front gate to protest what he called genocide being committed by Israel in the Israel-Hamas war. During the incident, Bushnell said he was protesting “what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers” and declared that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide” before dousing himself with gasoline and lighting himself on fire. As he burned, Bushnell repeatedly shouted “Free Palestine!” while local emergency services arrived on scene.
Well I messed up again. I tried to get along to a songwriters showcase locally to listen and didn’t get through the door. I have had a really bad time in the last few weeks trying to do stuff on my own to form a few more connections in my local area and its not working. I have lost a lot of confidence recently again I think, after building it up again. I am not too sure why. My levels of anxiety have dropped over the last couple of years which is good. I do feel a little burned-out. It’s mental and physical as I have feel tired. To often I am looking for excuses not to do things. Most mornings its a real struggle to get out of bed too. Partly due to arthritis, but by no means entirely. My mental health always seems to hit the lowest ebb between February and March. This year though after doing OK even through lockdown I seem to have lost my mojo again. I am living vicariously through social media. So what’s the answer? I haven’t got a clue. But I do have ongoing projects and I have gigs in the book with the acts I play in so actually maybe it’s not so bad.
This lot are in part my salvation for live performances again. I don’t lack confidence performing at all, though I do sometimes get a bit anxious beforehand. My problem is all about trying to meet new people. I am hopeless at it. I really am.