I am not blind to the fact that this world is changing and that it most often is changing for the worst. This nation that used to hold the American Dream seems to be holding on to a whole lot of nothing anymore.
I am not going to sit here and tell you that I have hope for America and where this nation will go. I am going to sit here and tell you that I am scared to see what it will be like in 50 years. I am scared to see what the next generation will have to live through.
This nation is not the American Dream anymore it has turned into a nightmare. Anymore our political elections have become so based in parties and who is the least crazy or corrupt of the candidates. It is about electing the first ever and not the best.
Anymore the world we live in isn’t being proud of who you, but about pretending you are better than everyone else. People are fighting for black's rights and women’s rights. What happened to simply fighting for what is right, for simple equality?
My gender makes me no more or less qualified for a job. My gender should not impact me getting paid more or less than a man. In the same way, my skin color does not and should not give me any more or less rights than a black person, or an Asian, or any other ethnicity for that matter.
We are a nation created by our ancestors who both were brought here and choose to come here. We are a nation built on legal immigration. We live in a time were people are working globally. They live in a nation that isn’t their home. We live in a time that it is normal for people from all over the world to work and live around each other. But yet we seem to live in a time with the most hate for one another.
We have found ourselves brainwashed by politicians, and we believe what they want us to believe is right. We find ourselves in a time where we no longer control the nation but allow the politics to. We live in a nation where we let money decide our fate and happiness.
We are living in a time were quality and worth don’t matter. We buy cheap and replace it when it is broken. We don’t try to fix broken cars, chairs, or relationships. It has become easy and second nature to give up and move on.
We have come to find ourselves always being politically correct. We are in a world where it is offensive to say "Christmas tree" or "God." A nation that feels we should fight to have the Pledge of Allegiance changed because it is religiously offensive.
My point is this, America is not a bad place to live, but it is not perfect either. We each need to think about our actions and roles in society, and we need to think about how we can make this nation a better place.
It is time, as individuals, we stand up and think for ourselves. Follow the passion that we believe in. We are in a day and age were we should be able to openly express ourselves and what we believe in. We need to progress forward and move on from the past. As much as everyone feels we are progressing I feel as though we are going in the wrong direction.
Don’t be the people that allow this nation to become a place we don’t want the next generation to grow up in.