"Today is a holiday," I reminded the Mama this morning. "So, no mail. No library. No banks. No schools."
"What's the holiday?" the Mama asked.
"Martin Luther King Day."
"Is this the day he was born?"
The Mama sighed. "The good people die too soon. Poor man."
She shook her head. "The crazy person who killed him. Too many crazy people. What's wrong with people?"
The Mama's question had me pondering throughout the morning. My conclusion, at the moment: Insecurity. Fear is based on insecurity. Anger? A person gets angry because she does not get her way, which puts her in an insecure position. Jealousy is essentially feeling insecure for not having what someone else has. Greed in a person is due to his insecurity that he don't have what others have.
Unfortunately, there are greedy, angry, jealous, and fearful people in this world who manipulate our insecurities for their purposes. I like to think that the majority of us have our heads screwed on straight and can see through their inhuman minds and souls. I have faith that positive light prevails over negativity.