The collective soul of humanity

Christopher - Somerset, Kentucky
Entered on May 13, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that, without a doubt, the human race is a collective, intertwined soul. We are, in my eyes, undoubtedly connected to one another in some way. I also believe that these connections are not on one plane. I am connected to people close to me through shared experiences. I am also connected to people that I have never met before, through the same shared experiences. I can look up a story on the internet about how a professional athlete tears his A.C.L. and I immediately know the pain that is involved. The months of endless rehab. The waking up in the middle of the night in sweats because of the pain of rolling over. Of trying to come back from the injury to be just as good as you were before, yet know that things will never be the same.

I believe that the most prolific connection that we all share, yet never realize is the need in everyone to better there situation. It may be a kid in the ghettos of D.C. doing the best he can to get a scholarship so that he can go to college and finally move his mother out to the ‘burbs, or the rich kid in Manhattan getting into the fraternity that his dad so maybe, just maybe he will pay a bit of attention to him. No matter what avenue we are taking to get there, we are all trying to better our situation. Either to change our lives forever, or just to get some notoriety from an unwilling family member. Through this need of change, we find ourselves connected and if we just took the time to look at it, a collective being that is a lot like the person next to them.

Even if we don’t want to admit it…