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Love Trumps Hate

There is too much hate in our world unfortunately and we should all focus on creating good vibes and energies instead. Hate is such an awful and destructive feeling that is not helping anyone, instead all it does is harm and spread more hate and aggression. I feel that we live in very dark times lately looking at global politics and seeing how much humankind destroys each other and Mother Earth more and more every day. 

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We should all aim for treating each other with love, respect and kindness and same goes for our planet. We should treat it with love and care instead of exploiting and destroying it. 

I don't really talk much about politics here on the blog because this blog is my happy place that is my space to be creative, to connect with like-minded folks, to write, to design and to do everything that is dear to me. But in the past few weeks I had lots of deep conversations with friends and we all agreed that we live in dark times politically seen. There is so much poverty all over the globe, money that could be used for real development aid gets wasted instead and flows directly into the pockets of dictators in Africa. the Middle East and who knows where else. Politics is not about the people, it is about money and power.

It is scary how populism is on the rise in Europe and how much countries separate from the idea of an united Europe. Unfortunately, I think it is safe to say that we can draw parallels to European history from about 100 years ago because as we know history always repeats itself. If you want to understand the present and the future, you have to look at history and then you see what might possibly happen. I am not going into detail here because I just write what I feel about our current situation but this is not a scientifically researched article working with sources to back things up. Nope, this is just what I think and feel and I don't want to focus on the bad. I just think many people turn a blind eye on the current situation and I am certainly not one of them. Once when shit really hits the fan and they wake up, it will be very painful since they did not see what is going on. 

Instead of focusing on the bad, I want to remind us all to do something good. Start with yourself and the little world you live in. Be good to yourself, be good to the people surrounding you and that is your contribution to spread some love and light on a small scale which hopefully helps to spread love and light on a bigger scale as well.

It is not possible to change the world as an individual but at least you can do everything to make your little microcosm a better place and I think that is right where each one of us can start to make a difference and also should start. Quite often I am shocked how mean people are to each other, even strangers on the street, and this is something that certainly has gone wrong and should be corrected through taking the responsibility to be good and kind to each other. Being mean and spreading hate certainly makes everything worse and not better. So I finish this post with a gentle reminder to focus on love and gratitude instead of hate and fear. 

TFI NO.14 // Personal Growth

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Botanical Pattern