Love for Others
I have realised (and I’m certain any psychologist will understand) that I do a lot of writing about myself and my own brain. But this post is a simple appreciation for others. Others are wonderful. They yearn to connect, they like to share, I generally find they want to positively impact your day in whatever way they can. And often you’ll just cross one human that excites you to your core. I was just speaking to a young lady with the same thrill for evolutionary biology as me. An obscure topic, but freaking exciting to chat to someone about. Our enthusiasm just bounced off each other, and I walked away absolutely full of life and inspiration. University may be one of the greatest pursuits I’ve ever undertaken. I just love it.
But this post is about others. And I’m here to communicate the positivity embedded in our human race. As a global society, we are doing really fucking good. Where I live at least, we rarely use violence. For the most part, we don’t steal. We leave our cars parked around town, and nobody marks them or breaks into them. Gardens remain respected and unvandalized. Hell, I’ve even seen some positive graffiti lately! “Peace on Earth” scrawled in huge lettering on a fence along the way to uni. I can’t make self-comparisons to any other countries yet, because I haven’t been to any, but here in Australia the general attitude of our people is friendly, helpful and willing to engage.
I was reflecting this morning that even despite my social anxiety sometimes anticipating it, I haven’t had a person be mean to me for longer than I can remember. Perhaps when I worked a retail job.
But now, I genuinely feel a real positive shift in our whole collective psyche. I’m seeing warmth, I’m seeing truth emerge. I’m seeing expression of creativity. I’m seeing diversity. In public I’m seeing intimacy. Support through situations. Questions being asked. People sharing themselves. I’m seeing people accepting one another without judgement, and I’m seeing people walk away with smiles on their faces.
I’m seeing people CARE about the environment and the things they consume, and take action in their very own individual lives to help. I’m seeing openness to groupwork, I’m seeing laughter, and a drive to collaborate. I’m seeing friends ask unashamedly for help, and truth being told when necessary. All in all, humans sure are a wonderful kind. It is so refreshing to be around so many of them, and lap up the positivity I get from seeing others learn while I do too. From one little human to another, I hope you are having a happy day.
Art by the blog “Goddess Rising”