I was thinking the other day about the condition in which we find the world today.  There are certainly a million different facets to this subject, but, in particular, I was thinking about:

  • problems with the environment;
  • corruption in governments and businesses;
  • terrorism and oppression of certain religious and ethnic groups.

These same things were going on when I was a kid (50’s and 60’s).  We tend to think of them as current phenomena…but they are not.  The difference now is that they are much more widespread and getting worse, not better.

In the 60’s and early 70’s we spent a lot of time protesting many of these issues.  We had great dreams…the right dreams…about how to make it better.  Where did that go?  We have moved from having a sense of unity around a common cause and an interest in the well being of everyone, to a society in which the focus is on self.  We have let this happen.

It seems that we have become preoccupied with careers and achievement, and we have become seduced by money and all the spoils of it.  We have forgotten about those dreams.

Where would the world be today if we had fought for those dreams…what can the world be tomorrow if we pick up the sword again?

Do one thing today, and everyday, that is for the greater good…that is in the interest of someone else…that makes the world a better place.  It is a small step, but an easy one, and it is a step in the right direction.

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