Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?

Does a dame need diamonds? Does a lady? Not really. It isn’t carbon or precious stones that determine the merit of a dame or a lady. Yes, it is the inner qualities that count. Does a Dame or a lady need a heart? Obviously. A dame and a lady, both, need the same. They need compassion, poise, and, most importantly, brains. Women can’t survive on their looks only. They need the courage to face the challenges of a modern world. They need compassion to help where help is needed. They need brains to deal with whatever comes. They need strong hands and hearts. They need understanding – and not only of men. They need business sense – and common sense in equal measures. Do they need men? For survival? For gifts (of diamonds)? For a position? For support? The list is endless.

There’s no doubt that humans need humans – for company and mutual support. That kind of support isn’t economical. We can all work towards a sustainable life. Men and women aren’t necessarily needy. They can be – and there are still sugar daddies and – fluffy creatures – who need to support or get supported. What is important is that we are free spirits that dare to live in a world that gets increasingly complicated. The old norms have been blown up long ago, but there are still many people who hark back to a less complicated world picture. Pity them because it isn’t easy to find a foothold in a changing world.

What we all need more than anything else is to realise that the world needs rescue more than mankind. If we don’t come to our senses soon, it will be too late. There are strong voices who speak for that – but they are up against world-spanning lobbies that don’t want to give up their wealth and power. This is a situation that will only get worse. For hundreds of years, we have endangered every species including our own. Madness indeed.

What can we do? As individuals, it seems there isn’t much to do. Still, if one and all decide to change and to talk about how to change, every individual may influence a few people.

Don’t close your eyes and ears to the voices of sense or wisdom. They are everywhere. Listen, and wise up. Be a free spirit and be thankful that we still have a chance. It won’t last for long, but if everybody does one little action towards a better world – we may see a change – and perhaps work towards a new world. A world that allows us to be free spirits.

There have always been people dreaming of Utopia, but dreaming isn’t enough. Oh well, this could be another dream perchance. Is it wrong to dream? No, but dreams alone don’t change the world. One little step may not be enough, but one little step every day, may move you – or move mountains. Think about it. Life could be good for us all. And yet, these are only words. Talking isn’t enough, however convincing. It is easy to brush off uncomfortable ideas, but we’re all in for it. If this is our world, where is our utopia? Will we go down like the dinosaurs? Will we disappear like the dodo? If so, we can only thank our stupidity – and our greed.

We must all do what we can. And going on the barricades doesn’t necessarily mean getting into fisticuffs. There are better ways. Will they be efficient? Not unless everybody does something. One person cannot change the world. But if humanity wakes up and accepts the challenge we face – there may be a chance to rectify a great wrong. We must act together. We must find a consensus. It won’t be easy, and there isn’t much time. Is this the world we want to present to coming generations? That is hard to believe.

What a situation. It’s not improving either – speaking of the virus now. The numbers rise and it doesn’t seem likely to stop anytime soon. Maybe the human race is doomed – we’ve made too big a mess of the environment to pull out of the downward spiral easily. Too bad. Our only hope would be to stop pollution – switching from fossil fuel to natural sources like wind, sun, and waves for power. There are other sources too that don’t spring to mind at present. It would be good to reduce the meat industry from intensive farming too. We all know what is needed, but too many people get rich from all our damaging habits. Naturally, another step would be to stop weapon production and reduce the power owned by the medical corporations. Finally, it might be necessary to make the richer people foot the bill.

© HMH, 2021







10 responses to “Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?”

  1. Debi Ennis Binder avatar

    So much to think about, Hanne! But so many people nowadays are so selfish, it seems. They want the other guy to take care of the world while they stay safe and comfortable , happy to leave things as they are. One thing that makes me feel warm inside is that you and I are from different countries, but our hope for the future is identical. That gives me such hope that a lot of people are the same and perhaps enough voices around the world can start pushing us toward the changes we so desperately need!

  2. Hanne H avatar
    Hanne H

    That is true. Selfishness is rampant, but I also believe that there are many people out there who want to save this planet. If my words can make just a small difference — I’d be happy. Of course, we also need to act — but a small voice here and there can help to focus on what’s needed. That’s my hope and my conviction.

    1. Debi Ennis Binder avatar

      Absolutely! Do you think we, the “little” people are powerless, Hanne?

      1. Hanne H avatar
        Hanne H

        I don’t think the ‘little’ people are powerless, Debi, but they can be timid or — in the worst case — lazy. I suppose it’s up to people like you and me — and a lot more to back us up.

        1. Debi Ennis Binder avatar

          I won’t be silent, and I know you won’t. Even people who aren’t writers or feel as though they can’t write very well, should take every opportunity to express the passion in their hearts about taking care of our beautiful world.

  3. Hanne H avatar
    Hanne H

    That is so true. It is probably a big step to take — if you aren’t used to expressing your thoughts, but it can be done. Also, it is necessary.

    1. Debi Ennis Binder avatar

      So, I encourage everyone out there– take up your pen (likely proverbially) and start telling your friends and neighbors, and politicians especially, how you feel about our little world. Get it off your chest! We have only one Earth and need to first heal, then preserve it. Find groups to join up with, for more make a louder voice!

  4. Hanne H avatar
    Hanne H

    Well said, Debi. I second that from the bottom of my heart!

    1. Debi+Ennis+Binder avatar

      I lost another message, Hanne– Found it in the drafts, here it is, I don’t even remember which of our texting I meant to add it to:
      I write my fantasy almost entirely around world-building, where Nature is always crucial to the people. They never abuse Nature, but rather care for it, using it gently and thanking it for providing for them. My witches use the elements for fighting, but they never abuse the forests, or rivers, or animals. And when animals are used, they’re returned to Nature unharmed. My writing is wishful thinking, and wish fulfillment, at least to me.

  5. Hanne H avatar
    Hanne H

    I’ve noticed that, Debi. It is one of the many ways that we can influence people. It’s also one of the reasons that I enjoy your writing. Keep going — and shout out your message to the world.

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