The Journey of Life

Digital Poster by Guy

"The only journey is the one within."

-Rainer Maria Rilke

----------Equality----------

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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Modern Americans seem to struggle to see others as equal based on their ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual preference throughout our country. As a society we've begun to make assertions about others daily, hourly, or even by the minute due to social media, based only on clothing, hair, facial features, and essentially anything else that we can use to differentiate ourselves from others.

Every man in America faces the decision of how to treat those who are different. As we go through life, we must realize that no matter the color of someone's skin, their income, or their sexual preference, we must treat them as equal.


The video below is the perfect example of how we as a society should stop discriminating and treat every person on the Earth.

DMGT: Ethics: Equality and Diversity

----------Pride----------

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"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."

-Saint Augustine

Most Americans go through a phase where they feel like they are better than everyone else or that somehow the things they've done make them more important than everyone else around them. This sensation can usually occur in the teenage years when teens begin to feel like they know more than adults who've "been there, done that, and gotten the t-shirt".

When a person is very successful they often find themselves struggling to control pride. We as an American society are very Individualistic, meaning we focus on ourselves before we focus on those around us, and Americans need to realize that they're not the only people on the Earth and that other people can do great things too.


Now, that doesn't mean that we mustn't be proud of things that we do; it means that we needn't allow one positive accomplishment take over our lives.

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"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."

-Erich Fromm

As Americans reach the latter part of their working lives, most end up in higher paying jobs than younger people. Sometimes these people begin to see how much money they can gain, making it a game and causing them to want more and more and more until they've amassed more money than they could ever need.

Because this larger cash flow can often cause people to forget the actual important things in life, we all need to remember that no matter how big our salary may be that we're still the same person on the inside with the same values and characteristics.

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"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."

-Steve Jobs