To recap really quick there has been:
- An Adjustable Attitude
And finally, and hopefully obviously, the 10th companion is Love.
Love: pure and unconditional.
I'm not just talking a romantic type love but a love for life itself. A love that touches not just you, or those around you, but the world around you. (I'm going to sound like a hippie for about 10 minutes, fair warning)
This type love NEEDS to be unconditional. It truly is what will heal the problems around us. When we purely love the environment, not just live in it, will be when humanity will be able to see the real problems that the planet is facing and will be able to correct it. When we truly love ourselves, we will no longer have the need to force ourselves into fitting into these outrageous standards of what should or shouldn't be. Then we will be able to unconditionally love those around us.
I am not saying that that type love does not exist yet. It does. Watch the way a mother looks at her children when they aren't paying attention. Make sure to not scroll past the news features of someone putting their own life at risk for a complete stranger. That right there is a love for humanity. Even animals, dogs rescuing masters or children, experience that love. In my opinion more so than humans because they are not tainted by a selfish society the way mankind is.
We need to get back to the time when a neighbor reached out and helped their neighbors/community. Many people search and long for that sense of community nowadays because it is severely lacking in today's world. They search it out on social media. True, there are many bonuses to social media, the fact that you are reading this is one of them. However, we as a people need a more hands on approach. Not just to remind ourselves what true and real love really is, but to remind others as well.