Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Peace Puzzle

I believe I know the problem with today's society. It's not that there's so much crime in this nation of ours, and so many wars, and so much death and destruction. Those are the symptoms, not the overall cause.
The reason we are so unhappy in life is because we are so unhappy with our lives. We always want more, more, more. We're just looking at our own little lives, and trying to figure out how to make them better. And while striving to improve your life is a good thing, doing it at the cost of others' happiness is not.
And yet that is what we're doing now, really. It's all me, me, me, I, I, I. There's no "us" or "we" anymore. So while we're all out trying to improve our lives by stepping on other people, everyone else is out there trying to step on us to get ahead. And things don't work that way.
Each and every person in the world is important. We must learn to reach out beyond our own petty little lives, and learn to accept that there are others in the world just as important as we are. And instead of being a band of people trying to be the star of the show or the hero of the hour, we must relearn the value of teamwork. We must learn to trust, and accept, and love. We must learn to help, and give, and offer our own experiences and achievements and lives for those who require the knowledge and assistance. We must learn to look beyond our tiny little worlds. We must draw the curtains, enlarge the windows, and take an interest in those outside of our petty little lives.
We must become a team.
The biggest problem in the world right now is that we don't want to have anything to do with the other guy, we want to do things our way, we want to be right, and important, and loved, and valuable. And we think that the best way to do that is to collect as much out of life as we can, at least as far as it concerns money and prestigue and power. But that isn't the way, that isn't the way, that can't be the way. Look at how we are now. How many friends would stay after all the money and power and prestigue are gone? The true friends will, but I wouldn't count on anyone else sticking around long enough to even see if you managed to make more money. I see them moving on to find greener pastures, with more dollar bills.
We have to learn to look beyong our own little lives, and see the bigger picture. We have to learn to see the world as it was meant to be. We have to learn to live life for life and love, and not solely for the persuit of happiness.



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