I came across this topic while reading a post from someone I truly admire for her writing skills. I decided to take a shot at it. The premise is quite simple. Choose lyrics from a song that you can connect to:
The song I chose if “Instant Karma” from John Lennon. There is a verse that always strikes a chord within me (pardon the pun), but the words are powerful and insightful and inspirational to me.
“Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear”
Why, indeed are we here? I believe that we are all here to make a difference in each others’ lives. There is more to Life than the materialistic rat-race, there is a human side to us all. A human side that longs for companionship and love. It yearns to care for another person, to make our shared experience better in any way that we can.
We are NOT here to live only as cogs in the machine. Pain is a necessary part of Life, but it not the part which should dictate our actions, or make us afraid to be ourselves. There are people who want to keep us separated, alone and without hope. Those are the people that Life is in opposition to. Those who want to keep us afraid and hurt are the ones who need this message the most, but we can never allow the message to get lost in the noise of living. If they cannot accept it, we need to go on living as intended and leave them behind. They are the only ones that will be hurt.
The Iowa Caucuses ended in a statistical tie with Sanders and Clinton splitting the delegates. Cheating by the Clinton campaign and irregularities have made Clinton’s share of the vote suspect.