Reflections – In it together

Though we might not like to acknowledge it, we are all in it together as we attempt to deal with global issues facing us today.

Radioactivity in the sea doesn’t respect national boundaries. Air pollution crosses borders without an entry visa. And let’s not forget the impact of war, wherever it is occurring, on our joint future. We are truly all in it together.

Certain leaders around the globe may ride the winning horse in the short-term with ideas of isolation and exclusion. Indeed, access to basic human necessities often comes down to a question of political negotiations instead of human goodwill and a sense of oneness.

Yet what happens ‘there’ does matter ‘here’. We are all it together as the world’s resources get divided up and ultimately dried up. So perhaps now is the time to begin to work together, unless we prefer to wait until time too is used up and then we really will all be in ‘it’ together.

The words of Vaclav Havel say it well: “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”

Thanks for connecting here today.



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