Hello world! It's me again, Bretony.  It's also Monday again.  So glad I'm sticking with this Monday blog!  It really gives me a sense of some sort of discipline in my random chaotic ADHD life.

Well, I suppose I'm just gonna jump right into the topic for today... the civil unrest in the "United" States... due to...well many, many things.  I actually debated on discussing anything about this topic at all.  Frankly (if I can be Frank for a minute), I'm not quite sure which aspect to even begin addressing.  There have been so many protests about the lack of convictions in black/white police/civilian fatal altercations. The whole country is at a very uncomfortable unrest.  It's turning everyone against everyone.  What is there to even say anymore?  I came across an article about how black people are lashing out at white entertainers (who supposedly are down with the black community in other ways) who haven't "spoken out" on the subject matter.  I've come across articles about riots and uproar.  I've come across endless status updates about how the police need to be stopped from doing whatever the heck they want with out consequence.  Everyone seems to have an opinion.  Everybody wants change.  Everybody is protesting and petitioning for change.  We all want the world to be a better, safer place.

But all of this begins with us.

Michael Jackson said it best!  I'm starting with the man in the mirror.  The world will never change unless WE change ourselves.  It seems as though everyone is so concerned with changing others, we forget that we should probably change ourselves too.  There are so many problems in this world that it's kind of like a junky room.  You know it's a mess.  You know you have to clean it, but where do you even begin?

The important thing that I want everyone to remember when discussing your opinions on the state of the world today is that love will help us more than hate.  It's hard for me too, to not be angry and want to start an uproar with the people who have done me wrong, but we have to maintain the love inside of us!  Everybody is just so.... angry.  I even feel like I might get backlash for my views of peace.  "Why aren't you more upset? Your people are getting murdered!  Fight for your rights!  Wake up and get your head out of the love clouds!"

I just don't know man.  But I do know that I'd rather spend my short sweet lifetime free from anger, stress and hate.  Bad things will always happen.  So will good things.  We can work on changing the bad things we don't like one step at a time.  When I have a dirty room and I don't know where to begin, I start with making some food.  I have to be happy first!  If I'm not in a place of peace before I start to clean, I'll just be angry and frustrated the entire time, ya know?

This week I actually had a random thought to become a politician.  I know, I know, terrible idea right?  But it seems like I could be in a position to help implement the changes from a higher level of power.  I know that the government is mostly corrupt anyway, so I suppose I will stick with my blog and videos to get my point across.  At the end of the day, we all still have our voices if we have nothing else.  And I know that is the main purpose for all the talk and coverage of these cases... to make everyone aware of the things that are going on in our nation.  We are aware now.  Now what do we do?

Anywhoooo, I feel as though there are many areas of this subject that I did not touch on.  There is so much to say and so little time!  But I will not speak too much about it after this.  You won't see me posting any videos of police brutality.  I won't be posting statuses about how this world sucks and that I've lost faith in humanity.  This does not mean I don't care about the things going on in the world around me.  It means that I would rather promote love and self awareness than all of the terribleness in the world.  I don't even like to watch the news! All depressing!  This also does not mean I won't be doing anything to help improve the world.  But...I have to take baby steps.  I have to start with myself before I try to fix the whole world.

Stay positive everyone.

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p.p.s.  I will also soon begin incorporating videos every week.  I will start with simple videos that go along with the blogs.  Just so I can make SURE I keep up with them.  I will let you know when I will start doing those.  Stay tuned!