My So Called Life - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Embrace life -- both the sweet days and the bitter...embrace the joy and the sadness...the successes and the defeats -- for all of these things, both good and bad, have made you who you are.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Words Of Wisdom - From The Past, Applicable Today, Warning For The Future


"In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask, 'Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? Why has our nation placed itself in the position of being God's military agent on earth? Why have we substituted the arrogant undertaking of policing the whole world for the high task of putting our own house in order?'"

-- Martin Luther King Jr.

Has our nation truly learned nothing in the last 35 plus years since Martin Luther King Jr. preached those words? We must each be an agent for change in the world in and around us. An agent for the betterment of our lives and of those around us.

3 Comments:

  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    I agree with the agent of change philosophy and MLK essentially nailed it to the wall with that speech.

    However, even in spite of some setbacks (ok, many) there have been some successes. But those tend not to be splattered over the airwaves or show up in print.

     
  • At 11:23 PM, Blogger Annie said…

    Hear! Hear! Thank you for the reminder Matthew. We shall not forget the man.

    LOL! I swear that Word Verification thingy was meant for the mentally challenged like me..See the handicapped sign next to it? Might as well put my name on it.. It always takes me three tries to get past 'Go'. Someone call the Moron Patrol to come after me. :D

     
  • At 5:34 PM, Anonymous hb jock said…

    It's amazing how little people pay attention to the lessons of the past...

     

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