Campaigns end. Revolutions endure.
How do we define America? From what it was, to what it has become? A country that once was ruled by many nations. A country that fought many battles to become one nation. A nation that was for the people, by the people. A nation that opened it's arms and heart to the world. A melting pot of different nationalities. A nation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How do we define being an American? From what an American was, to what being an American has become? Being born here. Becoming a citizen. The given right to be an American. But does it stop there? What is it to be a human being? Is it the one with the most toys wins? Or how we treat one another? We are a world of different people. Each an individual. What may be good for one person may not be necessarily good for the other. Our needs are forever changing. We all have good and bad times in life. We have healthy and illnesses in life. We have times of wealth and times of struggling. We all go through this at one time or another. Somehow we all manage to make it. Whether it be family, friends, the community, we all need each other. But what have we become? A self centered, self absorbed, it's all about me society. Yes, the one with the most toys wins. The value of success is how big the house is, the best car, the most flat screens, the most wealth. We have become divided by personal beliefs. People are being discriminated against regardless of being born here. Being an American. Pick a reason why. There are so many nowadays. People were so warm, loving, forgiving and caring. Now people would rather be cold, insulting, intimidating and have their nose in your business. And not to help you, but to tell you how they want you to be. How you should act, what you should have, and program you to be like them. Our values in life are different. We are exactly whom we should be. Which is right or wrong? Who knows? It saddens me deeply to see so much hate. So much in fighting, name-calling, insulting and intimidation. Is this what America has become? Is this what being an American is? ( Just some personal thoughts. You may not agree. That's fine. Before we can have a vision for America, we really need to look inside ourselves first. We need to remember the past, learn today, and with both, have a better future. We need each other. We need to be respectful of others and ourselves. And we need to respect the one planet we live on. Without earth, we wouldn't be here. Let's get this page up and running! Comments are appreciated. Thank you for allowing me to post.