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First Of August

First of August is here already......NOOOOOOO! I am feeling panic inside. Panic that it is August ALREADY and that means that this summer is almost over.
I sat on a bench located on the Sellwood Bridge this day of August 1st 2021 and watched the sky over Portland change colors as it got later in the evening, feeling nostalgic thinking about the summers of my life that went by (too fast as summers often do) and also feeling sadness. Sadness over the state of the world which is terrible.



I feel like we (and when I say "we" I mean humans) are destroying this planet. It is happening. I feel bad for all the teenagers and children that have to take on this mess. What is their future going to look like? I feel bad for all the innocent animals that suffer every day because of us and experience their natural habitats shrinking and getting progressively polluted.
Things are getting more and more out of control. This COVID thing. It doesn't make any sense, what's next in this constantly evolving virus? People's crazy is coming out more and more. The ugliness of human behavior is all over. Increasing random violence. For the first time ever I am thinking that being outside in public might not be safe because there are too many daily random violent acts committed everywhere now. Like everywhere. If you dare flying there might be an episode of rage by somebody fueled by some substance cause sobriety seems to be rare.HOW SAD! I know I am not the only one feeling this way.
Please everybody, face and take on your personal responsibility when possible. No need for more stuff if you already have enough. No need for a new cellphone every year. That new car on a regular. No need to jet off on far away vacations every year. No need to flaunt massive wealth, do something good instead! Do NOT litter. Pick up other people's trash.
Consider the animals. NO it is not your right to abuse them, kill them and eat them. Actually it is NOT. People are complaining that the price of bacon might go up because new animal welfare laws are going to take effect. The new legislation establishes a minimum space requirement for breeding pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens, and bans the sale of eggs, pork, and veal from producers who do not comply with those minimum space requirements. Finally I say! Eat some salad you selfish assholes. You are OK with eating veal? A BABY calf? Or eating an animal that lived its whole life under terrible conditions? Some people can't even understand that animals should AT LEAST be humanely treated before slaughter. No wonder this world looks like it does. There are so many delicious things to eat besides meat. Wake the fuck up and evolve into a more compassionate human being. I honestly loathe humans. Ye I know I am not perfect and free of faults but I TRY to better myself and do my part when I can. Some people are so deeply selfish and do not care about anything besides their own wants and needs, I guess those are the ones I loathe. I know there is good out there. But sometimes I feel like the good that is out there is not enough.....that the bad is taking over.
Some of my thoughts on this beautiful summer evening while watching the colorful sky slowly turn dark over Portland.