The World Is on Fire, But I’m Still Here

If you have been following the news in the last two weeks, then you already know what is up. It’s so bad, I deleted my Twitter app. I still have an account, but I had to get that app off my phone. I just couldn’t take it anymore. At this point, I don’t know if I will return to Twitter.

My personal life is going well, and I’m making progress on the goals I have set for this year, which I am really happy about. It is a little hard to celebrate your personal life when so much mess is going on in the world, but you have to. In order to stay sane and not fall into despair and nihilism, you have to focus on the things you can control.

There has always been evil in this world, that is nothing new. With that being said, I believe that mainstream media and social media are doing nothing but fanning the flames. Ever since the pandemic began, I’ve noticed there is this shift in our society toward nihilism and despair. It’s not hard to figure out why this shift is happening. This is why I had to delete my Twitter. This is why I had to stop watching the news. I have worked too hard in my life to let myself be swayed by the images and stories coming from my TV and phone. I cannot control what other people do. I cannot control what happens in Washington DC, I can only control what I do as an individual. I implore anyone who is reading this post to remember that you can only control you. You can only focus on you. It seems like it’s getting worse by the day, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I don’t know for sure, but what I do know is, falling into despair and despondency isn’t the answer. We have to keep our heads held high and keep moving forward.

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