What has become of the human race and the world we live in?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  And again.  And again.  I hate this world – with a passion.  Words cannot even express how much I hate this world we live in.  It’s sad, depressing, backwards, selfish, twisted and very, very sick.

The human race has become an abhorrent disgrace and distanced so far away from everything we should be about.  Love continues to diminish, self-centredness is running rampant, we destroy the earth rather than nurture it and we hurt the animals we’re supposed to protect.  I don’t even want to say that we’ve become feral, because even some of the animal species don’t behave the way we do.

Cruelty, greed, ignorance and disrespect have become major characteristics in our world, which is apparent in many of the horrible, downright depressing news stories we read.  Parents killing children for the strangest reasons; poverty being allowed to continue while the filthy rich continue to get richer; young boys calling girls “bitches” and “sluts” in schools; a racist, xenophobic mad man in the running for President.

Black people are being pointlessly murdered, and for some reason, we shouldn’t be in an uproar about it, but people wanna get mad at a sportsman making a point and not standing for his national anthem.  When did a life cease to mean anything?  Why does a living person’s actions stir up more emotions in you than someone losing their life?  Why can the United States of America not see that it’s country is inherently racist and riddled with issues?  Why aren’t more of them coming together to do something about it?

Then there are the young individuals running riot with knives and guns, terrorising the UK and each other, wreaking unnecessary violence on our streets.  Taking a life has become second nature to them, as the respect for the living has gone out the window for them and you have to wonder why.  But worse than that, you find yourself asking, who will be next?

Modern slavery takes a new form in what we call work, with companies and managers thinking that they own you because they pay you.  Now it seems that we have been born to live to work, rather than working to live, having to push our lives aside for the every need of our employer.  Unable to nurture relationships or really give to people, we have become so consumed with paperwork and legalities, forgetting about the living, breathing beings walking around.  Is it any wonder that so many families are falling apart and mental illness is on the rise?

The human race has officially lost it, and what’s worst, we’ve lost what it means to actually be human.  If we took more time to regain that, show more love and be a whole lot more selfless, the world would be in a better state.  Of course, a world riddled with sin will never be perfect, but it can be better and that has to start within every one of us.

However, right now, I can truly say that I hate this world and I am desperate for it to come to an end, because I don’t want to be hearing and seeing these horrible things anymore.



  1. Shaniqua don’t give up or give in to Despair. God’s heart is broken when he sees the mess we have made of things on earth but He chose to love us anyway. As hard as it is to imagine Jesus came and gave his life exactly because of the long list you gave of our sin and selfish choices. In spite of all that is wrong He is and will always be the God of all hope. When I was in India visiting the villages where the people harvest tea I was changed forever through the children I met. In their humble situation being treated as just a step above slavery they smiled and played and shared their time with Me. I couldn’t stop weeping and then I understood what my dear wife has often said. “The ground is level at the foot of the Cross.” Be blessed God has not forgotten

    1. You are so right, thank you for taking the time to share that with me and it is only because of God that I haven’t given up. I’m just holding onto His promises and feeling thankful that this world is not my final home.

  2. Its a very sad but brilliantly expressive piece you’ve written here, Shaniqua. I feel for you and with you! It is indeed a very horrible world we live in. I also sometimes wonder how and whether I fit in. But then, I remember God’s love for me and his purpose for putting me in this world. That is what you have to cling on. You have a task God has set in your heart. Do not be discouraged. Keep being what God has purposed for you to be on this earth. By his grace, I am surrounded by a loving family, though I know many struggle with this. But when it’s all said and done, God has His plan for us and for this world, and he will implement it in his own time. In the meantime, we wait patiently and continue to try to be what he wants us to be on the earth…

    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate you sharing your sentiments with me and all I can do is cling on to the purpose that God has for me, as it’s God that keeps me going every day.

  3. I feel your pain in this piece. I wish that I could argue that all you say is false. But that is not possible.
    What I try to remember, when I’m in a good place, is that what we focus on matters. When I’m in a bad place, the negative is all I can see. But thank God for helping these storms break down fast.
    You are a brilliant writer, keep the faith. You are a deeply feeling person and being open and connecting with others through your words, that is bold and can help heal. Know you are not alone in this. There is good in all of us. And Jesus teaches us to try and see that.

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