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Love each other,
and enjoy the ride.
|The world can be
a very scary place.
Everything seems to change on a daily basis.
Uncertainty in every aspect of life surrounds us.
We are all faced with one tragedy after another. On any
particular day you can read about plane crashes, terrorism,
crystal meth or whatever.
You may be wondering; how does this affect love?
The current divorce rate is nearing 50 per cent.
Can you imagine the impact on the children?
On one hand, no wonder relationships are struggling and the
divorce rate is so high. We are living in a world of "me" time.
Consumption is king.
We all need to take a deep breath and slow down. Life is moving
We need to get back to a day where we say "Hi" to our neighbours
instead of fearing them.
On the other hand, it's not all bad: I'm happy, in fact, I'm
individually optimistic, yet, globally pessimistic.
Can we change the course of things to come?
I don't know.
We've messed it up pretty bad.
Just think about it for a moment. The family unit is in a state
of crisis; the institution of marriage may be failing. C'mon,
two drinking buddies getting married in Ontario?
I suggest in the future for those of you walking down the aisle
could you please uncross your fingers and take your tongue out
of your cheek. You're only screwing up your kids and, in turn,
If everyone actually meant, "till death do us part," the divorce
rate may only be 20 - 25 per cent resulting in:
At least a 50 per cent reduction in unwanted children, in turn
A smaller global population, in turn resulting in:
Less consumption, in turn resulting in: HOPE!
Wait a second, if that was the equation. I might not exist.
We have certainly left one messed up world for the next
generation to try to fix. It's too bad that most of them come
from broken homes. How are they going to fix the world, when
they can't even fix themselves?
My radical suggestions:
Be aware of what is going on in "our" world.
Look at yourself first and the people in your life who matter
and to try to encourage, nurture and love.
Turn off the news (except for 24 hours).
Laugh, smile and cry from time to time. Have a blast. Treat
others with kindness. Make your "moments" memorable. Don't have
kids just for the sake of it - kids aren't puppies.
Avoid confrontations: life is too short.
And most important, remember to hug each other.
We may not be able to fix the mess, however, we can have a blast
during the ride.
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Lindsay Wincherauk (aka: the seed) is an aspiring author, photographer,
entrepreneur and comic. Over the last several years he has discovered his
passion: writing and photography. He loves formulating new ideas and images. He
is driven by life and feels life is meant to be lived to the fullest. He takes
his inspiration from life’s challenges and believes that we need to look at life
from different angles to see the true beauty in things. His work captures
individual beauty. He believes that life is best lived in the “moment” and that
if you open your mind and eyes to the possibilities, you may discover greatness.
He has traveled to 18 different countries, has been a Best Man 6 times, a
Pallbearer 3 times, and he is a Godfather. He has hung out with Rastafarians,
Russians, Clowns and Drag Queens. He feels it is vitally important to embrace
differences. He has co-authored one book and has two more in the works, which
will be released in the not-too-distant future.
Lindsay attended the University of Saskatchewan and now resides in Vancouver,
For more information on the Seed and his first book Seed's Sketchy Relationship
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