You might think this post’s title found its way onto the wrong blog!
I have to write about the what western society offers up to us, and the dilemma of how we make our choices about it. Have a look at this photo. I took this photo in Bellevue, Washington a few months ago. Spend a quality moment looking at it. What do you see? The red ‘Guns & Ammo’ sign? How does it make you feel?
At the time I took this shot, I was sitting in the car at a stoplight, and thought “wow, is this what western society is all about?”. Maybe you see:
- A man holding a sign to advertise his Guns & Ammo shop to the cars driving by.
- An unhealthy looking man.
- 3 women enjoying time together in the sunshine.
- The iconic Microsoft logo on the building in the background.
Personally, when I took this photo, I felt sickened. It was alarming to me, especially being a Canadian, to see blatant advertising for guns and ammunition.
This is a tough subject. We can turn a blind eye to the mindless ego-based living that we see around us everyday – or, maybe I’m imposing my views on you. Maybe you don’t see this as a problem at all, but I sure do.
Although it makes me feel sick, and momentarily brings me down to think this goes on in the world, I remain conscious in my choices in how I think and live. I recognize this exists, and make my choices to live differently than this.
Compelling food for thought, isn’t it.