I don’t understand



There have always been things I did not understand about our culture. We have more people then ever, yet we are lonelier then ever. How did that happen? Why do we have such separation between us and our neighbors? When I was a child, we used to have huge neighborhood picnics, everyone talked about it, and looked forward to it. We had the firetrucks come, and a clown came to paint our faces. Everyone brought food, and had a fabulous time. I found out, that some years back, the neighborhood picnic had been canceled, because nobody was attending anymore. There are just as many people in the neighborhood, it’s just, nobody has time. What are they filling their time with? I don’t understand.

The second thing I have never understood, is why getting sick is the number one reason people end up in bankruptcy. How as a nation, we can accept that, speaks volumes to me. It is frightening, we act like sickness or serious injury is something someone bought, like a boat, so they should be responsible for the bills. How did it come to this? Thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars for help? I have no problem paying a little extra if my neighbor gets sick, because I would want him to help me if I ever got sick. We are social creatures, and going bankrupt while hurt, is no different then kicking someone when they are down. I know people, deep down, care for each other, I just don’t know how this system turned so cold.

Which brings me to the third thing I don’t understand. As a nation, the majority of us want universal health care, but for some reason, it is not passed. How our are leaders not doing what the majority of people want? The majority of people also don’t want college to be so ridiculously expensive, because we know an educated nation is important, yet somehow, college prices rise year after year after year. What is going on? How is the majority ignored? Why do millions of dollars have a louder voice then the millions of people?

Which brings me to point number four, why is it we have such poor choices for our leaders? We have the choice of Clinton again, or a narcissistic billionaire. Why do we make it such an impossible thing for a well educated middle class person to have a chance of being president, or anyone for that matter? How did it come to this? Why as a nation do we put up with it? I don’t understand.
I do understand that deep down people are good, and that the human race has evolved. But I would love desperately for someone to help me answer these questions, because I am deeply curious for answers.
Please respond, I want to learn from you. Have wonderful day!
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