Donald Trump drives me fucking crazy. Republicans drive me fucking crazy.
I don’t know why it should bother me because the whole human race is nuts. People make up religions and then go to war over their imaginary gods. Political parties dupe followers and encourage hate and dissent for opposing ideas. Whites look down on people of color; blacks are disgusted by white people; Indians don’t like Eskimos; Eskimos don’t like Indians, and neither like white or black people. The list of human shortcomings and prejudices is unending.
This is the world we live in. This is who we are. Yet, we claim to be intelligent creatures. But when we appraise that statement we see we are intelligent only because we define ourselves as such.
You only need to look at a Trump rally to view the face of the real human race. An intelligent species? I think not.
I have always said that if you wanted to see a microcosm of the human race you should watch unsupervised children on an elementary playground. There is a hierarchy with a bully at the top, toadies, untouchables; small cliques and then the people at the bottom of the food chain. It is an intimidating world that kids must learn to maneuver.
Think of the Trump Presidency. It is an adult version of the elementary playground.
So, what can we do?
We can cut out the chaos and be mindful in our daily life. We can realize that we are living in an adult version of an elementary playground; but as adults we can change the things in our life that are causing us stress and accept those things we can not change. We can be mindful of the small pleasures and beauty around us. We can meditate to help focus our minds.
We must realize that humans are a destructive, deadly, egocentric species. That will never change; but as adults we can choose to live outside that chaos as much as possible.