I don’t know if you’d agree, but to me, the world has gotten noticeably noisier over the last few years. Maybe, it was always this noisy and I just never noticed; but now I’ve noticed. Now I hear the noise.

It all started to get really loud for me, at the end of 2016, when that thing I never really paid attention to (politics), got my attention. Something, I thought couldn’t possibly happen, happened. 

I am not going to say it, I know you what I am talking about. I mean, how could you not? Suddenly, I was looking, suddenly, I was listening, suddenly, I was noticing, things I had never noticed before. Learning about things I never knew.

With each passing year, I paid closer and closer attention, and the noise got louder and louder. Suddenly, people around me bore their hearts/ideology on their sleeves. Suddenly, I saw some people I thought I knew, differently.

I learned a lot about myself, and what I stood for over these past few years, and it surprised me how many people I thought I knew, wouldn’t be by my side. 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke

Nevertheless, through social-media, I found my some-what like-minded brethren, but I have also had the unfortunate opportunity to sometimes read the thoughts of those whose thoughts and ideas are completely opposite to mine. Their hateful, ignorant, disgusting language saddens me and it scares me that people who think this way, share this world with me.

That’s why I want to break through the noise. I want to speak my truth in love, I want to be a part of the light this world so desperately needs. How? Well, only time and commitment will tell. 

I will try (I think) to stand up, stand out, speak up, because I think I should. If I don’t someone else more negative may take me spot. I am still trying to find my voice, but I have a pretty good idea, where I stand.

Talk to me: When did things start to get loud for you; or has it? What are you going to do about it, shut it out, ignore it, speak-up or try to breakthrough. What?