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What We All Have in Common
by Mary Jesse   
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Last edited: Friday, May 02, 2008
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008

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A short essay looking back on today from the future where we have become enlightened and live in peace.

Put yourself in the future—the good future. 

In the past, every day in the news, events of the day were presented to us as infotainment, and worse than that, entertainment. People seemed to thrive on shock and awe giving the highest ratings to the most immoral behavior and blistering pain, but then something happened. People became numb as the exposed intimacies became meaningless, and death and mass destruction commonplace. The excess emotional elasticity of our souls was spent. We all retreated into personal and communal isolation.
Slowly, the compassionate voice began increasing in volume. As the smoke cleared from our minds and our hearts we noticed. We began to see the things we have in common as humans on Earth. We all want kindness, companionship and love. We care about what happens to children. We want to see clean air and drink clean water. We want to eat fresh food. We want to feel safe. We all want to have hope for a brighter future.
As our common qualities emerged, our differences faded. Skin color was not noticed. Religion did not divide, but rather brought people together as they focused on charity and compassion. The rich lost power and gained contentment. The poor gained power and regained human dignity. We all thrived on Earth as never before. Our joint efforts produced more food than the world could consume, more energy than was needed and more prosperity than anyone could imagine. We ventured to planets unknown and expanded our perspective. We found harmony in the natural rhythm of the world. We found peace.
We learned that when you embrace empathy for others as you live and remember what you have in common, the world is a better place to live. We learned that no one is a stranger when you know you share something. We felt sorry for those who lived before us, for those who hated and killed for money and power. We felt sorry for the world that was filled with greed and corruption. We were so thankful that we recognized our individual power to change the world and that we embraced the change.
Mary Jesse is an author, publisher, consultant, technologist, entrepreneur and concerned human being. You can view her work at and .

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