Happy 4th of July, Right?

Happy 4th of July!

Whether you’re truly proud to be American, or a little on the fence, like me, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

I looked up the Global Peace Index recently, dreaming of far away places to visit.

The Global Peace Index is the following:

A composite index measuring the peacefulness of countries made up of 23 quantitative and qualitative indicators each weighted on a scale of 1-5. The lower the score the more peaceful the country.

I thought we might be in the upper top-ten, things can’t really be that bad, right?

Guess how far down the list the United States is? 129th. We are in 129th place as far as peace.

It makes sense to me.

With everything going on in the past few years, I don’t feel very proud to be an American. I don’t see much to celebrate. Sure, there are people in other parts of the world living much harder lives. There are always people with less rights and freedoms. But, so many of those people are here.

Maybe this is just one of those dark times in history, maybe we’re all living through it. Maybe it feels worse because we’re “in it”.

Here’s to hoping for brighter days, right?

Oh, well. I’ll enjoy my summer night anyways.

Please remember to look out for your vets and pets on this day!

O.

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