Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Comfort


If there is a singular problem with people today, especially Americans, is that we continuously confine ourselves in what we know. The unyielding spirit and the need to explore have been relegated to brief moments of our childhood. We aren’t taught to endure, to persist beyond the pain and heartache of our trials. We are specifically taught to fear the tribulations of our time. To let someone else take care of it so we can park in front of the TV.

Quite frankly, the concession of our dreams to comfort is unacceptable. The security of what we know tempts us with submission. If we are to move forward as people, as a species, then we must overcome our own fears. We need to challenge the beliefs of others, as well as our own. We need to build a foundation of character if we are to advance. To strike down apathy based on the fear of the unknown.

How my generation fits in with the annals of American history remains to be seen. I hope that we can find our own identity. That we can find solutions to the problems other generations have given up on fixing. To be proud of the product of our toils, as well as the sweat and labor it took to get there.

2 comments:

  1. Small update on this. Apparently my local newspaper ran it. I wish they would send out confirmation emails. I learned about it from a family friend.

    http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100321/OPINION03/3210332/1014/opinion/Progress-is-needed-but-isn-t-comfortable

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  2. "Like" btw. I have nothing to say, I just agree.

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