Our World Coexisting

Jonathan - Beverly Hills, California
Entered on September 10, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

“Somewhere along the way, we finally come to understand that our life is more than all these boxes we’re in. If we can’t reach beyond that, we’ll never have a fuller life”… Bill Clinton.

There are hundreds of races, nationalities, religions and languages. Human beings look different, have different cultures, and religions, yet we still want everyone to be the same, think the same, believe the same, have the same skin color, and have the same kind of family lives. We still think, in fact, that there is one right way. There is no right way, no right political party or candidate; therefore, I believe in coexist because that word is the answer to all the problems in the world.

Imagine if we all come together and put aside our self-absorbed state or what we call “ethical”. People are dependant on each other on a daily basis therefore it is necessary to focus on the more mundane commodities and challenges that we face daily. Instead of wasting our recourses fighting wars, wasting time creating hate groups and shielding ourselves from each other we should help each other as a solid unit to make the environment a healthier and safer place to live in

In order to find a solution to a problem we must first find the root of the problem. As we all know the United States launched its fight on the war on terror in March of 2003 and ever since has spent enough money annually to pay for college for every person in the U.S. What if that money was spent on our youth’s education for the fight to cure cancer, and other major diseases? Wouldn’t we then be seeing less crime, hate and less teenagers dropping out of high school and more students graduating with degrees? The country is putting more money on weapons, wars and on unnecessary luxuries and is not taking care of more important things such as schools, more jobs, and in result the youth of our generation will suffer from it. The environment in which we live in defines us as a whole. We need to start with ourselves first then move on to making it a better city, state, a better country and ultimately a better world.

In this world we have many classifications. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Americans, politics etc. We all live in bubbles, fearing the bubble to the side of us because it is not one of us therefore making tolerance one of the greater elements in this problem. We as people must come to the realization that its not about who’s right and who’s wrong, its about respecting another persons ways as your own, not necessarily believing in what they believe in, but accepting his or her faith and choices and going on with your own.

People cannot deny any isms or think that some are more or less subordinate. It’s almost impossible to deprogram the ancestrally established male oppressor especially the ones who’ve been weaned on it through their family’s generations. The ones who were born into no choice but to keep the torch and only let sparks fall for the rest of us to gather at their feet.

So how do we go about in solving this informal crusade? If u ask me, Id say that in reality, it’s impossible to change people, but in theory, we can pose as the enemy to infiltrate the mechanics of the system and start the rot from the inside, sabotaging the empire by pretending to play their game. Compromising just enough to call their bluff. America already has hope. All we really need is democracy. We need to assassinate both the lesser and greater of two evils bringing the everlasting, sterile and bacterial, herbaceous, botanical, and corporate cleansing for our ancestors to gaze in wonderment and awe. The revolution will be televised.

This I believe.