What If

July 26, 2012
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
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Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)


What if? What if the world was made of peace and kindness, what if there was no hatred? What if we had the "perfect economy"? What if there was no such thing as violence? While this all sounds extremely appealing, just think about it. If this was the case, then nothing would be the same as it is today. Our lives have been shaped around this mold of a world, and we have adapted with it. As I have heard many times, "Necessity breeds solution." While we are confronted daily with new trials, we find a way to fix it or tolerate it. If everything was perfect and dandy, we wouldn't be able to handle conflict, for where there is man, there also will be evil. No matter how perfect we imagine this alternate world to be, evil will always take root and begin to spread, as it has done now. For example, our nation needs guidance; we elect a president. People that are poor and can't get a job are aided by our government until they can get back on their feet. And while I know that people often take advantage of this, it is also true that many others have sincerely needed it, and it may have saved their lives. The world may be a cruel and unjust place, but we can and will adapt to fit it, for better of for worse, and we will always pull through in the end. Even though we are at war, we would still be capable of making a peace treaty and binding together at the last minute. This is the simple brilliance of mankind. While human nature is often selfish and uncaring, we have seen many extreme acts of kindness in the past, present, and we foresee many more in the future. People may argue that it is unfair, a whole nation is evil, or even a single person, but a person or even a nation can change with unity. So next time you think, "What if the world was perfect?" Think instead, "How can I change today's world for the better?"


The author's comments:
I am a very opinionated person, and this is an issue that has been bothering me for a while. People always complain about how unfair life is, this, that, and a whole bunch of other useless things instead of just getting the job done.

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on Aug. 24 2013 at 2:21 am
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

Great message. I agree with you on most of these subjects. Sorry, I'm not used to rating this kind of thing, but I can tell that you did a great job. 4/5. :D

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on Jul. 17 2013 at 2:45 am
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

I love the message and how much thought i placed into this. It is so true what you say and I feel just the same as you do on these issues. Its an great way to think about the world and definitly a very good outlook and thought process to follow.  I especially love the ending to it. 

on Jul. 1 2013 at 11:41 am
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
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Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

Thanks Liv! (: And yes, that is precisely my point...

on Jun. 30 2013 at 6:18 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Hey! This is great!! You are kinda saying like, without pain we would not know jou. Very poetic and very opinionated!! I guess we are similar in that way ) Awesome job Lisa :) Keep rockin

on Aug. 25 2012 at 11:12 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

Thanks! :) I really appreciate the feedback, and i do truly believe the message in it.

on Aug. 15 2012 at 2:31 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
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Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

Thank you for your response! It is a true thing, and I write  a lot of poetry, so they kind of intertwined. Thanks again! :)

on Aug. 12 2012 at 12:01 pm
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

at first the poem is all happy and stuff but my favorite part is when u were saying that evil always plants it roots (very poetic) 5 stars!! maybe you could check out my fiction piece Masquerade Journey !

Varlen-Byrd said...
on Aug. 12 2012 at 11:18 am
Varlen-Byrd, Santa Cruz, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

i really like the messege of your story and what your saying. if people acted more instead of wishing for change the world would be a much different place.

Varlen-Byrd said...
on Aug. 12 2012 at 11:18 am
Varlen-Byrd, Santa Cruz, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

i really like the messege of your story and what your saying. if people acted more instead of wishing for change the world would be a much different place.

Varlen-Byrd said...
on Aug. 12 2012 at 11:18 am
Varlen-Byrd, Santa Cruz, California
0 articles 1 photo 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

i really like the messege of your story and what your saying. if people acted more instead of wishing for change the world would be a much different place.




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