Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?


I wanted to first thank everyone who has read my words. Some of you may agree, some may disagree, and some may just be indifferent.

My entire life I have tried to help more than I’ve harmed. I felt a need, a drive to help whenever I could. I started writing about the world, not because I want to be right, or to make others believe what I believe, I just wanted to help anyway I can.

I know my opinions might be strong to some or foolish to others, but ultimately I want to spark a conversation within society. I feel that for evolution to occur you need to look deeper into your foundation to ensure you have a strong base for growth.

As a species we need to continually review ourselves, and our institutions to ensure they stand for all of humanity and animal-kind as well. We need to support the best parts of our society to ensure the institutions we create reflect who we are, and reach upwards to who we want to be.

This evolution will be difficult, in fact it will be the hardest thing we do. To look deeply at yourself, and criticize who you are, and what you want is terrifying. However, I promise you that nothing good or worthwhile is easy, but it’s important.

I see humankind not for who we are, but who we can become. No one is perfect, for perfection is a journey and not a destination. We therefore need to support each other to ensure that we become better both individually and collectively.

We need to stop seeing each other as enemies, as separate parts of the whole. We must stop creating reasons to divide ourselves; it doesn’t matter what your skin color, creed, nationality, gender, religion, orientation, or your circumstances are—it only matters how much you love.

Love is something I’ve talked about a lot in my writing, as it’s the most important thing in creation. It’s the one thing we all share, the common ground on which we all stand. It’s the foundation from which we need to build the future.

If we can challenge our own assumptions about ourselves and each other we can see a new perspective. If this new perspective allows you to see humanity as family the problems that plague us will disappear.

Again, there will be mountains to climb, and we will stumble along the way as we find homeostasis within ourselves. However, we can, and must climb these mountains together, and look out for each other to ensure no one gets left behind. We need to trust in each other, and in our Humanity.

Humanity, a term coined to represent the collective whole, a term that means human unity. It’s in our humanity that we must trust—the voice that urges us onwards, or to help those in need. It’s the smile on the face of a stranger, or the donation left behind. These acts of kindness are the threads that bind us to each other. The strings that entangle our hearts, minds, and futures.

Like a tapestry these strings hold together humankind, and allow us to reach higher than we ever could go alone.

I believe in us, even during my darkest times, I still kindle the flame of hope that I know will illuminate the path towards tomorrow. The path is winding and confusing at times with many dangers known and unknown. It’s up to each of us to hold a torch in the darkest steps, and show others the way to walk that path with us.

This will show the generations that follow that there is hope again; a reason to believe in a better tomorrow, because each day of the present we will fight for a better horizon.

Tomorrow is promised to no one, but destined for all. If we can rise above all the challenges we face both natural and man made we will reach that promised land called the future. It will mean that not only did we reach the promised land called tomorrow, but that we earned our place in it.

“You either create a world for everyone or else you will end up in a world fit for no one.”

John Ames Birch

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John Ames Birch

Hello all I’m just an everyday person taking a introspective look at myself and the world. Trying to help anywhere and everywhere I can.

“You either create a world for everyone or else you will end up in a world fit for no one”

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