Monday, November 13, 2006

A Hero's Farewell

All too often in the world today we forget how we came to be a free and prosperous society. We no longer pause to think and reflect on the men and women who gave of themselves, body, soul and life to give us everything we have today. How is it that with all the war, crime and hate that exists today, we dont realize that history is repeating itself. It seems as though all those who died, did so in vain.

And if they did, what is to become of us? Are we to create the exact world they died trying to prevent? Can anyone really say that they would be willing to die for a cause as noble as peace? The answer is plain and simple: NO. The reason is simple enough, no one cares anymore. We bury our heads, oblivious to everything around us. Generations ago people gave a damn enough to stand up and unite as a country to protect freedom. The leaders of nations collaborated together to fight for what was right. Those who died for our sake have earned the right to call themselves heros.

Unfortunately, these heros are quickly fading into the sunset, their passion and dedication a distant memory. It is heartbreaking to see them gather every year on Remembrance day and know what is happening all over the world. Men and women who's strength has deserted them, making them reliant on people who have no idea the sacrifice they made.

We all know should know the sacrifice those men and women made. And on every day of the year, should acknowledge it, not just one. Remember them for who they were, who they are and what they did for us. Give them what they have earned. A hero's farewell.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006


What is it that pushes us to achieve our dreams? Is it the knowledge that in reazlizing them we might find happiness? Satisfaction? Maybe a sense of fulfillment? Or is that we are born with a certain element inside us, that gives us the motivation to carry on? Whether it be one,or a combination of factors, it all come down to one basic source:

Because without inspiration, we as a scoiety, as a people, as a collective whole would be nothing. Would all that we, as human beings, have achieved over our short course of existence be possible without something to inspire us? Where would the motivation lie? If not for the inspired minds of many over history, nothing that is here today would exist. Civilization stands as a testament to all that inspires us.

Inspiration is all around us. It could be the one we love and cherish. It could the lyrics in a song. It could be as simple as a sunset. Where it comes from is not of great importance. What is however, is the emotion it stirs in our hearts and souls. The strength and resolve it emboldens us with. It is the passion that is born within us to make our dreams real.

Inspiration: it is the relentless pursuit of our hearts burning desire, that empowers us with the strength to achieve it.