posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 08:02 AM
Just a short essay i botched the other night, when I suddenly had a moment of clarity while half asleep. I feel it has some good points so I thought
id post it up. I think a major change in attitude is needed by people and well if my essay makes one person think, then I guess im happy. I find it
frustrating that people are constantly waiting for divine intervention, when we are more than capable of saving ourselves and if people consider this,
perhaps mankind is in with a chance. I put it in skunk works since its not exactly important, but any thoughts anyone has would be greatly welcome.
It recently occurred to me that people in general, place a huge emphasis on human diversity. We label people by race, religion, nationality, skin
colour, eye colour, height, weight, income bracket, level of education, accent, sex, occupation, and just about every other means of description
possible. What I find interesting is that when we describe other people, our description usually involves a number of the words I just mentioned, and
yet when you ask someone to describe themself in person, (face to face) you are unlikely to hear words from a completely different set of
Mankind is a divided species, people are always arguing about something and nations rarely find themselves in a situation where they have positive
relations with all the other nations. Emphasis on human diversity divides people into categories and divides them as such, before people of differing
origin talk to each other, they are already divided, and it is difficult to overcome this.
At the end of the day we are all human beings, and perhaps it is time we all realised this and really thought about what it means. Human beings are
all beautiful, intelligent, passionate, loving and most importantly, we are all equal and we are all the same underneath the surface.
Look around you, everywhere you look, your eyes are filled with the images of the wondrous achievement of mankind. These achievements have all been
made in a divided world, one where indivduals or small groups work for their own benefit. Imagine what is possible if we all worked together. The
potential of mankind is unlimited and by dividing ourselves, we are distancing ourselves from the possibility of fulfilling this potential.
We are the most intelligent and able beings on this planet, and it is our responsibility to look after it and everything that is part of it, every
ocean, every river, every mountain, every field and we are all responsible for each other. No person has the right to judge any other and any person
that seems to have power, only has power because the collective have given it to them, and what is given can also be taken away.
Everybody has a hero, or someone they look up to. To me heroes are people like Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King and John Lennon. These men devoted
their lives trying to save humanity, and they all lost their lives because of their purpose. Ghandi said "there are many causes I would die for, but
none that I would kill for," words we could all learn from.
The time for admiring heroes is in the past, now is the time to follow the example of these heroes . Now is the time for us all to become heroes,
rather than leaving it to the few.Everybody has good within in them and everybody has something to offer the rest of the human race, no matter how
insignificant it may seem. Materialism and corruption have blinded people to the true problems facing mankind.
Buddha said that a selfless and righteous life will result in enlightenment and a higher level of consciousness will be attained. Krishna said the
same. The teachings of Jesus and Muhammad present a slightly different path, but the principles are the same, selflessness and righteousness along
with compassion, love and respect make a good person. Those with no belief in religion would surely agree. We all know what moral action is and we can
all act in this way if we wish.
[edit on 20-8-2007 by mrmanuva]