Bradley Green compares himself to Donald Trump…kind of.

Some days I can feel like a saintly type, all caring and selfless, but then I remember that that’s not entirely correct. In fact I’m probably way off. Those days when you feel extra helpful or kind can just be a mere mirage of your character, a quick flash of good nature, one that you remember because it’s probably an infrequent happening, like a lottery win for your soul.

It’s taken a certain amount of self awareness to come to the conclusion—and I’m somewhat sending myself down the river by saying this—that I’ve been a rather selfish being of late. Sure, if someone asks me for my help and it’s convenient, I’ll do what I can, but it’s not really good enough. Being asked for help is one thing, offering it readily is an entirely different kettle of fish – not forgetting everything else that goes along with being selfish.

What I’m getting at is that I think I’ve been selfish with my emotions, and therefore with other people’s emotions. In my past, I have drawn people close with shiny bait, then reeled them in only to throw them overboard when convenient for me, with little regard for the effects. Not a good habit.

Alas, this is why i’m writing this, in a bid for redemption. I may be being harsh on myself as we all can be, yet personal improvements can only come from within; we can all seek salvation from others for a little pat on the back, but that’s not going to do the trick.

If you spare a moment’s thought to think of the least appealing people in the world today, people in positions of power come to mind immediately: tycoons, oligarchs, moguls et al. But what is power? Power is greed, and greed is selfishness, and selfishness just isn’t good. With this being a magazine for expats (refugees if you will), and expats coming from far and wide, I can’t speak for everyone, but my place of origin has one of the most detestable bunch of imbeciles single-handedly crushing the life out of what was once a bit more of a pleasant place.

What we have now is rich people making rich people even richer, all with the help of making the poor poorer! Oh, and then there’s always Trump and Clinton (what, when, how?). It beggars belief. The world is being destroyed in every way, day after day, for personal gain. I don’t want to wake up daily with thoughts of having the same traits as these vicious people—even if I am being a tad unfair to compare myself to a bunch of rabid maniacs—but I don’t want to collate with anyone who is out entirely for themselves. It’s time for change, and time for growth. With the earth’s history, I’m surprised there are any guidelines on how to be a selfless human being. Yet it is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the time is nigh, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for! I’m going to feed the birds and help an old lady across the street. Good day to you all!