• Lesli Crow

World of Chaos

"As a child I never imagined that all of the real monsters in the world would be humans." - Mobeen Hakeem

Unless you live under a rock you've seen what's happening in the world. It's on social media, world news, and whispers in your local coffee shop.

November 8th 2016 set the tone for what was to come within the next year. Chaos.

As much as I wish I could blame every bit of it on Donald Trump being elected I simply can't. He's only a speck of the wrong that is this world.

All of the racism, homophobia, sexism, and violence was here before he came into office. It just took him actually getting elected to bring out the worst in a lot of people.

The hate was here all along. The growing hatred towards all different walks of life has been festering throughout the blood of many Americans and in those that we thought could never harbor an ounce of hate in their heart.

It wasn't until just recently with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey that I've seen things shift. Even for a moment. People have set everything aside to help the victims of this natural disaster.

As men, women and children, personal effects, and memories of a life that once was have perished, people all around the United States took a break from the hate to lend a helping hand.

Whether it be donating clothes, food and shelter, or even making the trip to Houston and surrounding areas to help wade through high waters just to search for people who might have been missed during the rescues.

I think our faith in humanity has shifted since the terror attacks and police brutality America has endured just over the last ten years. When Harvey hit he came with a vengeance. Almost like a crazy ex boyfriend with rage in his heart and a knife in hand.

That wasn't enough to break down even the weakest that walk among us.

It was just enough to actually bring people together. It gave people a small break from the different political views and allowed them to see the bigger issue at hand.

People need people. It's in our make up to need a shoulder to lean on in times of discouragement. There's nothing wrong with that. Society does a great job at pointing the finger at somebody or making us feel powerless.

The devastation that hit Texas was strong but the love for life was even stronger. Just when I thought I could have no faith in humanity the people around me have shown a different side.

This small escape from chaos may only be brief but while it's here I'm hopeful that it can show the powers that be that love does in fact trump hate.

Everybody sins differently. Some may have more money than others or believe in a different God but at the end of the day we were all born with the same purpose - to live.

I teach my boys a lot about life. I'm 100% honest with them and want them to see the world for what it truly is. And no matter the perception they have, they can still at the end of it all be the ones to set out to change it.

People coming together to assist in damage control can set the tone for the change that the world desperately needs. We can't let political leaders or people in power make us believe that this world is too tainted to shine.

It's our job to not let our world be destroyed by evil. Hate and anger can consume you but take a minute to love and you can get back the control that you've been stripped of.