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Updated on April 4, 2013

What Makes Us Tick ?

Every day we live and breath

Still that is not enough

As people we search for meaning and purpose in our lives

I can't believe we are here on this earth just to live out our lives an die one day

That seems so selfish and self centered

When we look through history and see all the achievements man has made

Even though so many problems always seem to haunt each generation

Why can't we finally learn to live peacefully with other human beings ?

Is it greed or power that has to take control ?

To rule others and dominate this world

If we are not careful we can easily destroy the whole human race

Then we will have nothing and we will have to see our true fate

Where all the beauty in the world is destroyed

Because man could not find smart ways to help all mankind

Are we not smarter than animals that live and die to survive ?

Why do we not see the error in our ways ?

Make amends and praise

Haven't we hurt enough people and caused enough pain ?

We are acting like children and make the same mistakes over and over again

We will all lose and the game of life will finally come to an end

One big boom and the final cloud of doom

It was our only chance and who decided ?

We are all misguided and life is no longer worth living

When we keep taking and forget how to turn things around

Begin now my giving

Looking at strangers and seeing desperate eyes

Begin talking and sharing

Reaching a middle ground where we both can be happy

Yes compromise

It doesn't have to be do or die

A hand shake or real hello

Finding others who are so much like you

That are scared and not sure what to do

Peace is a word that can spread easily if it is practiced

Helping others and in return finding ourselves

To a world that isn't spiraling out of control

No a world that brings happiness and good fortune

To every living person

Man,woman or child

To look to the future with promise and excitement

For when we are gone

Our children can be proud and say

It was my parents who helped change the world

To make it the most beautiful world it is today


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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      kj force I think you do a wonderful job at showing others how to live and treat others with respect and honesty.If everyone did what you do I do think life would be so much better.Young people have to believe in great ideas and then they have to have the power to carry them out.It can be done.Gypsy Rose Lee All parents can do is try their best and all we can expect from our children is the same.Letting them know we care and offer our support and love.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Michael-Milec What an interesting comment with so much depth.The way to change is to concentrate on the leaders of our time who have made a difference and their philosophies.Each who have helped not hurt mankind.There are still so many good ideas and people that work hard every day doing the right things and loving others.Thanx for your wonderful insight as we can continue to make the world a better place.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. It's great when kids can say their parents were wonderful and taught them well and raised them right. Mine sure did.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON....Yes the world would be a better place if ALL would join forces... however... greed ,envy ,distrust , hatred , prejudice , are words that are prevalent also...until those words become obsolete...changes will not prevail....The best we can do is to surround our immediate space in this world as positive and enjoy to the fullest our stay on earth...perhaps in this small way we can make a difference for a few by example...

      just my thoughts....very interesting write..thanks for the share...have a great day

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hi dream- on.

      Impressive. Seems as the most carrying , concerned people of the world live and contribute to HP . You feel nd you're addressing the hurt and pain of the " less fortunate " suggesting a potential solution . You feel guilty for the consequncess of the evil ,wrong, rapidly spreading almost without control. And as usually cognizant are powerless against policies makers, world's politic's planers, and self- centered power hungry individuals deceiving themselves being gods. Just look quickly ino the wold's history for last 50 years, how many rulers, were replaced, countries reorganized, truths been replaced with promises of " better " while received worse. Since spirit of socialism-Marxism- Communism took over and morality replaced new world order system of living,it's not looking as good as it was. Individuals pointing to this phenomena are called a "doom" prophets, which isn't so in this instance, since I'm observing events for last 70 years, living all these days , and have heart for the people to extend helping hand to everyone who is willing to choose the LIFE. . . Keep on with your excellent work , there is hope available and as long as the messengers of the TRUTH are loud, their voices might be heard nd accepted.

      Voted useful nd interresting.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      kidscrafts If we start with the children and keep reminding them life is what we put into it.We may all get a chance at seeing a wonderful world.Thanx so much for sharing.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very nicely said Dream On! I am often asking myself the questions you wrote! It would be so nice to spread warmth and kindness instead of hurt and war. One thing for sure, we can start by ourself to do the best we can to stop the spiraling out of control of the madness. Did you notice that a smile can be contagious, so may be threre is some hope for goodness too. Let's work on it for a better tomorrow!

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      suzziecue We have found time to practice everything else.The more time we spend on the things we love the better life has to be.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your inspirational words DreamOn ring true to my ears. I liked how you said peace is there if we practice peace. I never heard it put like that but practice does make perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      ladydeonne I also believe we have the right to live any way we see fit.Doing the things we want to in our life.The freedom that all men and woman are created equal.There should not be the right of a few that make people do what they want for their own purpose and desire.Prisons are filled with those people who have tried and not succeeded.We should all see this should never happen.We have the technology to do great things but we still can't learn to live and let live.Peace has to be practiced.Old views changed to the modern day.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.Have a wonderful day.

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC


      Your prose gives us cause to think about why we are here and what our purposes are. I believe that we all have the gift to choose our own purpose. In other words our purpose is whatever we want and believe it to be. I am saddened that America may be on the verge of yet another war. We need to learn to compromise and to love, not fight. We owe it to those who will come after us to preserve and protect our planet, not destroy it with nuclear weapons. Great work!