With all that is ugly things happening around the world, sometimes it is hard to find the simple beautiful joy. We hear or see of killings, threats, the terror people will cause on others. Why? Why must people do and say such things? Could it be jealousy, fear, or just plain zealousness?
We learn in the scriptures "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20 & 3 Nephi 14:20). As in, look in what they are saying, and doing. A good tree cannot bare rotten fruit. How about: a genuinely good person will always do good, because they want to.
There is beauty still. Beauty is everywhere. It is in art, music, flowers, and etc. It is 1 am my time. How much fun would it be to walk alone in the dark in your city of choice and not have fear? You could enjoy the city at your own pace. Take everything in, all the sites, smells, the sounds. That would be a fantasy right now.
Everyone from time to time do a little Romanticizing. Be it for the past, present, or future. We all somehow, in some way do just that, romanticize. Does that make one a romantic or a hopeless romantic?
One of my goal is to find the beauty in this world. It may seem heard or overwhelming, but it can be done. Beauty is in the simplest act of kindness to the simplest and smallest of pleasures. Joy and beauty can be found. We just need to realize it, if we don't now.