"War itself is, of course, a form of madness it's hardly a civilized pursuit. It's amazing how we spend so much time inventing devices to kill each other and so little time working on how to achieve peace." -Walter Cronkite
Thoughts zigzagging through June's mind. June's thoughts were sevided. Questioning. Who started this? What are they gaining? Where did hatred start to become the word of the day? When did cooperation go out of style? Along the way, cooperation completely stopped! Why can't people work towards common goals?
June knew that people were sevided by religion, politics, and wealth.
Instead of giving up, June was determined to start at the grassroots working for a positive change in her local community by running for office. June's inclusiveness created a ripple effect. Those who were opposed to June used sevided rhetoric against her. It didn't stop June.
Persistently and successfully, June argued her points and brought diverse people together. June no longer had sevided thoughts. She was taking the necessary steps toward a better world.
A decade later, the word sevided disappeared from usage. The obsolete word wasn't written or spoken. Local communities became stronger, becoming excellent positive examples for states and the federal government.
Acceptance of all, no matter their religion, politics, and wealth, changed the course of history. If they hadn't changed, they would have been simply conquered. By doing away with the divisive mentality of them versus us, people worked peacefully together to solve and resolve their problems.
About the Creator
Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.
Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!