After one of what seems to have been one of the most divisive elections in recent time, we all face a future together, regardless of who we voted for. I may not like who we have chosen to lead, and I may not be alone, but I'd like to bring attention to something important. The concept of we is important. The concept of unity. The concept of us. We have the ability to foster change. We can remedy societal ills. We can do many things, many amazing things, and while we can point to successes like putting a rover on Mars and building amazing cities, we haven't been able to solve some of the most basic issues, ones that are far greater in significance.
Am I to truly, whole-heartedly believe that the American spirit is being lost to a culture of apathy, where we give more of a fcuk about the next Iphone release date than doing our part to make sure our children are properly educated to face an ever more difficult world. Are we so far gone that we spend our efforts to watch Kim Kardashian on TV instead of doing our part to help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean?
This great nation has provided many opportunities to my family, friends, neighbors, and countrymen. We have collectively squandered countless opportunities in the name of instant self gratification, and the end result has not sustained us as the country we once were. This election is over, but at this time in our lives, we have a chance to do something remarkable, something that has been taken for granted and wasted. We have the chance to seize the opportunity to return America to its place at the top. All it takes is some will, some faith, and some work, or maybe more correctly, some working together.
I will leave you with the following clip. I have posted it before, but please, take the few minutes to watch it and let it sink in. We have become a nation of complacent watchers rather than ambitious doers. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.....but it could be.