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Old 08-08-2007, 02:27 AM   #16
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Ellis, I want the counrty to succeed in everything we attempt to do. I will not accept mediocrity in anything. It is not the "American" way.
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Ellis, I want the country to succeed in everything we attempt to do. I will not accept mediocrity in anything. It is not the "American" way.
The American way? Slavery, materialism, racism, hate, ignorance, arrogance... those have been the American way and none of them have stopped. Slavery picks up where is left off... except now it doesn't care what color you are, only what kind of situation you are in. Google slave wages and I am sure some interesting stuff will pop up. Is that slavery slavery, no, but it is slavery.

And I'm not saying that other countries are any better... as I said, it is human nature to be materialistic, judgmental, ignorant, arrogant, etc., etc. And this is all capable of being fixed, but it never will... you just can't enough people to deny selfishness. Plus how would we fill our time if it wasn't for the persuit of self-gain?

I don't think there is a winning answer.... just a lot of pretty bad answers.
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Ellis, you are entitled to your opinion. I want to see America become better than that, and we can do it.
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The American way? Slavery, materialism, racism, hate, ignorance, arrogance... those have been the American way and none of them have stopped. Slavery picks up where is left off... except now it doesn't care what color you are, only what kind of situation you are in. Google slave wages and I am sure some interesting stuff will pop up. Is that slavery slavery, no, but it is slavery.

And I'm not saying that other countries are any better... as I said, it is human nature to be materialistic, judgmental, ignorant, arrogant, etc., etc. And this is all capable of being fixed, but it never will... you just can't enough people to deny selfishness. Plus how would we fill our time if it wasn't for the persuit of self-gain?

I don't think there is a winning answer.... just a lot of pretty bad answers.
Well, there is a winning answer, the answer would be to be the best person you can be,...and meaning it when you do it. The only person you can truly control is yourself,....you would be amazed at how infectious it can become.

We live in the greatest country on Earth, that has the some of the most wonderful people as well!

Is your glass half empty, or half full?
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