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  • In our society today, do you class yourself as free,

  • or are you constantly clinging onto things, which give no guarantee?

  • Do our materialistic items ever deliver to us real happiness?

  • or do they distort us from reality?

  • And for our conscience, are they poisonous?

  • See, happiness comes within,

  • yet we always tend to forget.

  • We spend our whole lives chasing money and on our death beds seem to regret.

  • I used to be unaware of this.

  • I'd let others shape my desires.

  • I'd give in to authorities' logic only to realize it just came from liars.

  • See, I'd always be looking for freedom, but I never found it untill I realized

  • that in order to truly experience it, then maybe I should just de-materialize.

  • However, there are only few who live this way, those sometimes stereotyped as pathetic.

  • But honestly, to be fair, it's those who judge that are wrongly apathetic.

  • See, this was me three years ago. I was ignorant,

  • naive with plenty of confidence. I'm only twenty now,

  • but I realize that back then I just had no social conscience.

  • And you may think, this might be me, or you may just not have realized yet,

  • but if getting wasted just doesn't fulfill you, then on that I'd place a bet.

  • See, apparently we're doing things the right way, hunting fame for the reward of happiness.

  • But does this actually fulfill us? Or do we just forget about just living in contentedness?

  • It's like, just because we don't break laws, it doesn't necessarily make us innocent.

  • African children are dying and suffering from illness, and we're sat there cursing immigrants.

  • See, first world problems are always seen on the news, prioritised over third world needs.

  • We apparently preach that we're all human, yet seem to be incapable of such good deeds.

  • And this is real immaturity, yet it mostly comes from adults;

  • who would have thought? We don't accept responsibility for our planet,

  • and we just hope we don't get caught.

  • In World War I and World War II, those people fought for our peace. We talk with respect in history

  • but the morals we've learned have mostly deceased. For example,

  • if we know that violence only promotes more violence,

  • then why do we still fight wars?

  • If we really want to protect each other, then why aren't we removing the root cause?

  • See, we need to stop following public opinion and start thinking properly for ourselves.

  • We need to stop separating nations and throw our pride upon the shelves.

  • I've learned that just because I'm not blind, it doesn't automatically make me see.

  • Are you satisfied with the way things are,

  • or are you searching for truth like me? You can't tell me we're fulfilling our purpose.

  • We seem to ignore it more each day. We pretend we're on route to peace on earth,

  • but truthfully we've lost our way. And you may think I'm just illogical.

  • You may think I'm just a dreamer. You may think this is all inevitable,

  • but trust me, I'm not just your average believer.

  • See, it's our society that is unworthy;

  • we seem to be forgetting how we got here.

  • You would have thought we had matured by now and realized that time is dear.

  • Because if humanity doesn't become aware of this,

  • and if our ignorance goes too far, then the future for all life is ruined,

  • because one day, our earth will scar.

In our society today, do you class yourself as free,

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    vincent posted on 2015/03/12
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