…and party on, dudes!

“Where is the love?”

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.”

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

It has been sung by countless musicians; written by many authors; preached by many a religious man; but yet it remains elusive. It remains just an idea; a dream. Why has it just been words? What is it that makes it so difficult? Why can’t we just be “most excellent to each other”?

Hate is easy, I know. A simple thing it is not, to live and let live. It’s not easy to accept that which is different. It is not easy to forgive. Unfortunately, I am reminded of the old saying “if it were easy, everyone would do it.” Will we ever, as a people, find a way? Most of the major religions teach peace, love, and respect, yet they are in constant conflict with each other. The message, which is probably the most important thing, has been lost. Sure, all the prayers are said at the correct times, the ceremonies are preformed regularly, and the followers say “I believe”, but that is all it is. It’s just a tradition; a pastime; a social gathering. The purpose has been lost. Whatever happened to compassion? Whatever happened to respect?

Bellum omnium contra omnes is what Hobbes says human existence is in nature, why then does it sometimes seem it is where we are at in the early 21st century?

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