miércoles, octubre 08, 2014

The path towards a new beginning starts within you

The world is coming to an end 

The air is polluted, the oceans contaminated
The animals are going extinct, the economy’s collapsed  

Education is shot, police are corrupt

Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded

The people are depressed and angry.
We can't live with each other and we can't live with ourselves
So everyone’s medicated

We pass each other on the streets
and if we do speak it's meaningless robotic communication

More people want seconds of fame 
than a lifetime of meaning & purpose
Because what’s popular is more important than what’s right
 Ratings are more important than the truth

Our government builds twice as my prisons than schools

It’s easier to find a Big Mac than an apple
And when you find the apple
it's been genetically processed and modified

Presidents lie, politicians trick us

Race is still an issue and so is religion
Your God doesn’t exist, my God does and he is All-Loving 
If you disagree with me I'll kill you
or even worse argue you to death

92% of songs on the radio are about sex
kids don’t play tag, they play twerk videos
The average person watches 5 hours of television a day 
and it's more violence on the screen than ever before

Technology has given us everything we could ever want
and at the same time stolen everything we really need

Pride is at an all time high, humility, an all time low

Everybody knows everything, everybody’s going somewhere
ignoring someone, blaming somebody

Not many human beings left anymore, a lot of human doings
Plenty of human lingerings in the past, not many human beings

Money is still the root of all evil
Yet we tell our kids don’t get that degree
 the jobs don’t pay enough
Good deeds are only done when there's a profit margin

Videos of the misfortunes of others go viral
We laugh and share them with our friends to laugh with us

Our role models today 60 years ago would have been examples of what not to be
There are states where people can legally be discriminated against
because they were born a certain way

Companies invest millions of dollars hiring specialists to make
little girls feel like they need “make up” to be beautiful
Permanently lowering their self esteem
because they will never be pretty enough
to meet those impossible standards

Corporations tell us buy, buy, buy, get this, get that 
You must keep up, you must fit in
This will make you happy, but it never does for long

So what can we do in the face of all of this madness and chaos?
What is the solution? We can love
 Not the love you hear in your favorite song on the radio
I mean real love, true love, boundless love
You can love, love each other
From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed

Perform acts of kindness because that is contagious
We can be mindful during every interaction
Planting seeds of goodness
Showing a little more compassion than usual
We can forgive Because 300 years from now will that grudge you hold against
Your friend, your mother, your father have been worth it?
Instead of trying to change others we can change ourselves
We can change our hearts

We have been sold lies
Brainwashed by our leaders and those we trust
to not recognize our brothers and sisters
and to exhibit anger, hatred and cruelty

But once we truly love we will meet anger with sympathy
Hatred with compassion, cruelty with kindness

Love is the most powerful weapon on the face of the Earth
Robert Kennedy once said that
Few will have the greatness to bend history
but each of us can work to change a small portion of events
and in the total of all those act
will be written in the history of a generation

So yes, the world is coming to an end
And the path towards a new beginning starts within you

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