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Raxyn13  ·  3692 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Will It Take For Us To Dream Again?  ·  

There's a seriously problem with Apathy right now. Why should we care? It's none of our concern. In a society that puts everything in the corner of individual rights and freedoms we begin to lose our sense of community. And it's one thing to dream, but it's another thing entirely to work with people to express this dream to the people around you, and to find the common ground needed to make a huge dream a reality.

At the beginning of the 20th century we had hundreds of people trying to develop a way to fly. How nuts is that? We're earthbound by nature, and these folks like the Wright Brothers (who flew in 1903) Gustav Whitehead (who flew a couple years before 1903) discovered new and exciting ways to travel. Within sixty years we were on the moon. The. Moon. How do we not dream like this anymore? Do we think we've done it all?

We'll find our dream, hopefully soon. I pray we're simply in a transition period, looking for a new avenue to walk, and struggling to break the bonds pop culture have on our souls.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3692 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think you just struck gold. The transitional period will end when we realize that we are to work together as a community to achieve greatness. Again, you are a really cool person.

jesse9212  ·  3682 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Contrary to what you two might believe, we are and its not working so well. There are a lot of loose ends that include issues like corruption. Unless you're talking about communism, in which case that's just pure romanticism.

Raxyn13  ·  3692 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, I'm just a normal guy

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3692 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hahahahahaha, this is one of the funniest things I've ever heard. I'm not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but it really made me laugh.

jesse9212  ·  3682 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It's none of our concern. In a society that puts everything in the corner of individual rights and freedoms we begin to lose our sense of community
That's not entirely true since we do in fact have taxes in every developed country. You could deduct the same conclusion from the fact that everyone is having everything given to them free for far too long into adulthood. Much more research into the brains development has me thinking that we need to evaluate "charity" for kids and to what age does it become destructive to the fabric of a caring society.

For the majority of people, I think it's safe to say that one cannot feel empathetic towards someone or their situation unless you have experienced something similar. Put simply, kids who have never had to work a job they hated for a long period of time may not treat people at McDonalds with any dignity or respect. That's more of an analogy, however.