Monday, January 17, 2011

I had a dream too

I know it's late but I've been working on this on and off all day today. Coincidentally it started with a thought I had before I went to bed last night and came to fruition in a dream. I know it sounds corny and silly, but I too had a dream and here it is:
He dreams big...
It is amazing to me the progression we've made as a society in the past 60 years. It is human nature and natural to have fear in the unfamiliar. It is how animals and humans have survived for millions of years. Somehow within the past 300 or so years, it dawned on some very intelligent people that everyone is inherently the same (as a human of course) and deserves to be treated as such. 

Then it took some very brave people to point out this fact again not too long ago, and the man I portrait above is one of those people. His famous speech changed the world (or at least everyone remembers it that way). The world was changed in such a way that people in my generation don't notice the differences as much. 

The differences will be completely gone in the next couple of generations and it is amazing that is because the strange and unfamiliar out in the world is becoming familiar. People are connected. People are interacting. People are embracing the differences and utilizing them for the benefit of everyone. 

It is amazing what heart, kindness, and education has done and will continue to do. Despite what everyone thinks about Obama and his policies, you have to admit that there is a different kind of president in office and he won the popular vote. With all the hatred in the world, a man who was different enough to have to stand on a bus 60 years ago was voted into office to lead this country today. Even the biggest of dreamers couldn't have predicted this so soon. Who knows what's to come in the next 60.

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