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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the middle




Hey,
Don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out,
Or looked down on.
Just try your best,
Try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves
When you're away.

it is a day worth mentioning. the president of the u.s. is planning on addressing the youth of america. it has created quite a bit of a stir. some parents don't want their children listening to what he has to say without their own filters available. sounds like fear to me.

no matter what the day has come and will go. his speech will come and it will go. from what i've heard he is attempting to engage americans at a young age with a sense of commitment and responsibility for each other. just what he is trying to do with health care and insurance reform at the adult level.

there is a pervading sense of "us" and "them" from two very distinct camps in our nation. maybe this is our generations' task. to address the very dark and distinct line of demarkation that separates our ideas and forge a much grander and more welcoming "center". one that will attract the folks on either side who don't ascribe to radical thinking, but are more interested in pragmatics and sensible common ground.

this is another step in the path that our leader is taking to take us to this common ground he spoke of during his campaign. not everyone will agree... ever. there will be dissenters. change doesn't come easily. but it does happen and it is my job- my duty actually, and my privelige- to support his efforts and do what it takes to give his vision for america the opportunity to have the chance to come to life.

i look forward to your speech today, mr. president.


today's sound choice is jimmy eats world with "the middle"





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2 comments:

the other cj said...

i thought he was awesome last night... so hopey and in charge at the same time. but the divide got deeper, i think...

Sheria said...

You are such a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

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