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Our Mistakes

June 14, 2011
By just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
16 articles 6 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester


I look at the world and am disgusted with what I see.
A place full of hate, poverty, sadness, fear but most of all, I see people who have given up. Harmed to the core and no longer have that that spark of willpower left to fight for themselves.
I hate what I see.
I hate what the world has become.
We are monsters.
Killing each other and slowly killing ourselves.
I think of future generations, when they read about us in history books and talk about our actions and all the things that went wrong in our society, call our mistakes reflexions of the people we call leaders.
They will laugh, think that we were stupid and they'll be right !
Our actions only mirror who we are.
Those wars, ones that are are tearing families apart and destroying lives,
What are we doing to stop them ?
Once years ago, John Lennon sang words that now, many years later we still only ''imagine '' and don't pursue : '' Imagine all the people, living life in peace.'' Brave words.
Maybe not everyone agrees with me, but I'm sure some do.
And I might not be able to open the eyes of the world, but those who believe that buried deep down lies hope, well, I encourage them to take a stand and do their part.
Any way we can.
You were given speech and words and ears to listen to what others have to say, use them !
Words sung or written, picture, any way you can.
Because if each of us do our share, maybe one day our mistakes won't cast a shadow over us. And the beauty of who, we as the people, really are.


The author's comments:
This is a touchy subject to some, but it's important because we are the future and we must learn from the past mistakes to not repeat them. Enjoy :)

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on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:20 am
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
16 articles 6 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester

Thank you so much, and I agree with you 100%, we do only have one life. We have to live it to our most, do all the things we can to help the next generations live like we have. This made my day, I hope somewhere here onTeenInk someone else wrote an article like mine that's more popular, I would love for others to be more involved. :) 

on Jul. 29 2011 at 12:42 am
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

great article! Although i can't help but say that "reflexions" should be spelled "reflections" okay that's all! :) I completely agree with everything you said. people don't understand this sometimes. I personally have been through SO much, but i have learned to LEARN from my past, not wallow in despair like some do, thinking that because of their past the can't have a future. I, myself, hope to be the exact opposite of those in the world that feel they have lost that spark of will power left to fight for themselves. YOU HAVE ONE LIFE, LIVE NOW TO THE BEST YOU CAN, BEFORE YOUR LIFE IS YOUR PAST!!! i genuinely enjoyed this article. It think it is sad that some not-so-important articles are the most talked about up on the main screen and the more meaningful ones have less comments, hope people see this!

on Jul. 5 2011 at 3:05 pm
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
16 articles 6 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester

Thank you :D

on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:59 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

I completely agree with this!  How can we just let all this happen to Earth, the only home we have?  This isn't in the typical essay format (the paragraphs are short, there aren't any stastics or facts) but it was an enjoyable read.  Good job! :)