Friday, June 16, 2017

You Are At Your Very Best When Things Are Worst

I've watched a few movies the past couple of weeks that have had quotes in them that made me think a bit about humanity and what path our history is taking us.

"You are at your very best when things are worst"

"You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares"

These are both quotes from alien species, spoken to singular humans.  Is it a sign of getting older, or am I just becoming more cynical over the years?  I've always been a cynic, but it's getting harder and harder to be optimistic these days.  I see people who I thought were good-hearted people wishing ill will to others and blatant hatred spewing from their electronic pens on the internet.  Somehow, this makes me feel stronger, in my beliefs, but sometimes it makes me feel that we really are fighting a battle of good versus evil.  Not a physical battle (yet), but one about what ideology will win the day.  This song that I've attached is from one of my favorite movies, Henry V.  In it, the good (in this case, the English army...the righteous , fights the evil (the French army)...the unrighteous.  The English win despite overwhelming odds.  I feel a bit like these are the odds being cast against those today that are good.  Now, I'm rambling a bit, but I truly feel nervous for the future of my nation and my world.