With the emergence and proliferation of social media
platforms, we are bombarded with news that makes us cringe. Because sensational
headlines depicting the horrors of this world equate to more traffic, it seems
that all the news is bad news. Every day I fall deeper and deeper into the sad realization
that this world is a horrible place to be, and I wonder why anyone with any
access to news outlets would ever want to have babies and bring an innocent child
into a world that is destroying itself, seemingly intentionally.
And then there are the doctors who have been arrested after confessing
diagnosing cancer to patients just to make money from treatments. Is there
such a thing as ethics and compassion anymore? Videos showing brutality are more
popular than sitcoms and we keep sharing and scrolling, becoming more and more
numb each day. What has this world come to?
When I look at my sons I am envious of them because they are so young and unaware of how dangerous and hurtful this world can be.
Despite all of these horrifying facts, there are still more women
receiving invitro fertility treatments than ever before while in China they
off baby girls like they are pesky rodents. What does the United States
promise to parents that other countries don't? Why does there seem to be a
pregnant woman on every corner? Are these couples not watching the news? Why
are they not trying to save a precious life from this heartache?
Maybe they have turned off the news and focus on the beauty
in the lives of their families, the amazing taste of a sweet strawberry on
their tongues or the way the sun shines brightly, promising another chance to
get life right. Maybe they realize that humans
are becoming smarter and advances in technology are leading the way to a
different kind of communication and human interaction. Maybe they see the hope
in the eyes of our President, who has survived two terms despite so many
obstacles and opposition.
Why would anyone ignore the hopeless conditions and dare to create new life anyway? When I look at my sons I am envious of them because they are so young and unaware of how dangerous and hurtful this world can be. I wonder what happens between the sweet innocence of childhood and the time when the sweetness fades away and is replaced by pain and destructive behavior.