2.10.2006

The stuff of Dreams/Reflection

So, awhile back A-ron was talking about how he is a true believer. Perhaps this is a matter of semantics, but I think fundamentally it's similar. I can't say that I'm a true believer, but I am a dreamer. If you broke down everyone's inner hopes, we may all have similar dreams for the worlds that exist in our hearts. Our dreams may all coincide nicely. What I dream and imagine is probably not all that different in some sense from A-ron's, Locos or even (gasp) numerous villified political icons that we won't name.
I think some of the differences are noticed in the acting out of these dreams and hopes for the world. Much of my dream consists of stuff right out of"Imagine" by John Lennon . I really do want the world to be peaceful and for no one to suffer. A bit high on the improbabality scale? maybe. But that is my dream, and I do not really have a true belief in that happening. This dream has nothing to do with going around forcing my dream on others. It's hard for me to readily accept the possibilty that at the root of it all everyone may have similar dreams to mine, because I look at the world around me and it seems like a total paradox to the world in my heart and head.
But, some part of me has to be able to see the human side of what I could so easily term evil, or bad because I don't agree with it. And I know that because I am like this inside, because I strive for balance, understanding and acceptance that I am different from some people. The difference being that I do that at all. That I do not blindly see my way as right and any other way as wrong. This is not something that is easy or natural, but I make a conscious effort to try to do this. It creates many internal struggles,
But I am trying. And I hope that at least makes a difference.

6 comments:

Aaron said...

You go girl. Thanks for linking to my post.

"So long as there are men there will be wars." - Albert Einstein

"We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart."
- Albert Einstein

"England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war." - Winston Churchill

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill

We will never have peace as long as people like Joseph Stalin are around.

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."
- Joseph Stalin

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."
- Joseph Stalin

"In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance."
- Joseph Stalin

Aaron said...

One more quote I forgot:

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
- Plato

Amber said...

All quotes by men, that's all I'll say about that.
I have my dream, and it's beautiful, I guess I'll have to reconsider inviting men, they might want to conquer it and fight about it.

jason said...

Women have their violent streaks as well. Ever work in an office with all women? Ever seen a cat fight? Two women fighting is almost always more vicious than 2 men.

heather said...

Especially two women suffering from PMS. Now that would be a nasty fight!!

cassie d said...

"the needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few. Or the One"
- Spock, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan