Step outside

We are all agreed
The Big One says build fences
Protection needed.

Hide behind the fence
Bar enemy from crossing
Shoot first, ask later.

Defense is offense.
Protection is illusion.
Tear down the fences.

Step outside yourself
Pretend you are another
We are all alike.

“Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it. To do that, we need to break down, not build up, barriers within and between nations.” — Stephen Hawking

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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  4. If only we could all just Step outside of our own small little worlds and step into another’s shoe and see life from their perspective… It seems as I have browsed this afternoon many are tuning into that same thought vibration of Perspective!..
    We are One… and as hard a concept that is for some to embrace.. We need to see that its not someone else’s responsibility It is ours… We are each of us accountable for our thoughts, deeds and actions.. and its not up to anyone else.. But its up to Me, You and everyone to SEE that WE have to change the way we are living, We have to stop waiting for others to DO something.. WE have to start and Step outside of our selves and start living as we want the world to live..

    This means treating others as we wish to be treated.. it means learning to live in harmony with the world, Which means living in harmony with our immediate families… and it means that we have to be aware of treating our environment with less pollutants and the lists goes on and on…

    Great poem and Great Post this was linked to.. :-)

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    • pendantry says:

      First off, after a delay of five years, I’m intrigued as to whether The System will nudge you that I’ve finally responded to your message (please let me know!)

      I agree completely with everything you say here. It begins with us: we must treat others as we wish to be treated; everything else falls into place once everyone sings from that same hymn sheet!

      Mitakuye oyasin :)

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  5. Thanks my friend, not to worry about the replies, Life gets in the way often.
    I have been absent myself for a few days here, and I totally forgot this comment as I leave so many all over the place..
    Just keep being the best we can be. and following our hearts.. If we all did that, we would go along way in curing the ills of the world.. Instead of indifference and judgements..
    Have a beautiful Day.
    Sue :-0

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    • pendantry says:

      Thank you for your lovely thoughts. It is a beautiful day today. It’s snowing outside, and it’s settled, which hasn’t happened in this neck of the woods for some time. Just wish I had my skis (my brother has them at the moment). Oh, and a mountain or two would come in handy (Cambridgeshire is pretty much as flat as a pancake!)

      Speaking of time, I think it’s quite amazing that we can have a ‘conversation’ that has spanned half a decade. In some ways, technology can actually be useful. I’m pretty much a luddite, so that’s high praise, coming from me! :)

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      • Yes Technology is wonderful, and I am not knocking it as much as how its been used as a tool to manipulate. And how we are unaware of how it is affecting our behaviours, And the worrying thing is just how much AI is taking hold. ( those futuristic films about robots are not so far in the future )
        And we are in the midst of a snow storm here in the East Mids too. Take care and I hope the Sun keeps shining on your day. :-)

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  7. blindzanygirl says:

    This is good 😊

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  9. I really can not add anything different to my comments here in 2013 and 2018…. We are programmed to see only labels… all put into boxes…. Yet no one really is seeing WE are ONE… regardless of creed, colour, race or sexuality… Its learnt behaviour patterns….

    So going back to your recent post…. You are so right.. No one is born a racist.. <3
    Great post to re read again.. :-)

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  10. Wonderful premise. Too bad the reality is not so beautiful.


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