I keep asking myself questions whenever I watch the news, and the biggest one seems to be “WHY?” It comes up so often to things I haven’t the foggiest answer to, or even any reason my mind can conjure up. I can list a few examples, although I’m sure there are many more……..
Why is it that we were the first country to put a man on the moon, yet we have not been back since? We have built space station after space station, only to let them drop back down to earth with a fiery crash. Will the ISS see the same fate as Skylab and Mir? Probably, but………WHY?
Why do we see advertisements for giving relief to starving countries all around the world, yet we don’t seem to see anything asking for relief for our own country? Also, why is it these countries continue to live in poverty, yet bring more and more lives into this world? Don’t we want to bring future generations into a world where the life expectancy is at least reasonable?
Why is it that we have the technology to explore the oceans, study space up close, and make energy sources that would enhance everyone’s lives, yet we spend our time figuring out bigger and more horrific ways of blowing each other to atoms and figuring out how to stick it to the poor while making sure the rich “good-old-boys-club” deepens their pockets more and more each day?
Why is our society so ego-centric these days? It used to be that people would say “Hi” to a total stranger and get a smile back in return. People used to stop and help those who were in need, but nowadays it seems to be the norm to just go right on past them. This may have part of an answer in those who tend to play the system and panhandle for 8 hours, then get into their Lexus and go home.
So many things out there that just seem to have no answer though. You see the ridiculous things that go on all around you with no real rhyme or reason, and most of all…………no reason as to WHY.