Today is my rezday. Yes, it has been one year since I joined the SL community. It definitely feels like it’s been more than that for sure. And what a year it has been. I can’t even begin to count the things I’ve learned, experienced and endured. It also often surprises me how similar RL can be to SL. Which of course makes sense, SL residents are RL people, but I often wonder, what if we had the opportunity to build the world again and live a second new life? Would we make it a better place? Sadly, I don’t think we would.
Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a positive person. I laugh and kid a lot, I’m always looking at the bright side of life and I don’t take the world seriously. It is a kind of a defense mechanism that allows me to confront my fears and face my problems easier.
Unfortunately though, the news has been overwhelming lately. I am worrying about the whole situation in the U.S. and how it will develop. How it will affect you, me, all of us. Because it will. I don’t want to talk about Donald Trump in particular, but about what he represents and invites. Powerful people have influence and inspire minds and behaviors. Their ignorant, disrespectful and violent behaviors, kind of, give permission for other people to do the same thing.
I know, what is done, is done and it is what it is. There’s no point dwelling on what would have been different, had Trump not been elected. What we do next, is what matters. United we stand, divided we fall, may sound corny, but it is true. We need to educate ourselves and accept what’s different from us. Learn to respect and be kind to one another. No matter the race, sexual orientation, gender -you name it- we’re all people and deserving of love.
Using my blog, my platform, I will borrow the words of J. K. Rowling and say that: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”
This is my addition to the Body Language Blogger and Photographer Challenge. You can read everything about it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shilohselene/32354710806/in/photostream/.
PS: Julie is back. I couldn’t be more happy. Make sure you check her newest post on her blog: https://julessecondlifeblog.wordpress.com/