This video features an extrememly powerful spoken word performance. If you don't want to watch and would prefer to read the lyrics you can read them below.
The world is coming to an end.
The air is polluted, the oceans contaminated. The animals are going extinct.
The economy is collapsed. Education is shot. Police are corrupt.
Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded. The people are depressed and angry.
We can't live with each other and we can't live with ourselves,
so everyone's medicating. We pass each other on the streets
and if we do speak it's meaningless or robotic communication.
More people want 15 seconds of fame than a lifetime of meaning and purpose,
because what's popular is more important than what's right.
Ratings are more important than the truth. Our governments build twice as many prisons than schools.
It's easier to find a big mac than an apple. And when you find the apple,
it's been genetically processed and modified. Presidents lie, politicians trick us.
Race is still an issue and so is religion. ''Your god doesn't exist, my god does and he's all loving.
If you disagree with me I'll kill you or even worse, argue you to death.''
92% of songs on the radio are about sex. Kids don't play tag, they play twerk videos.
The average person watches 5 hours of television a day
and it's more violence on the screen than ever before.
Technology is giving us everything we could ever want and at the same time
has stolen everything we really need. Pride is at an all-time high, humility an all-time low.
Everybody knows everything, everybody's going someway,
ignoring someone, blaming somebody. Not many human beings left anymore.
A lot of human doings, plenty of human lineage and all past not many human beings.
Money is still the root of all evil. Yet we tell our kids ''don't get that degree, the jobs don't pay enough''
Good deeds are only done when there's a profit margin
and videos of the misfortunes of others go viral we laugh and share them with our friends to laugh with us.
Our role models today, 60 years ago would've been samples of what not to be.
There are states where people can legally be discriminated against
because they were born a certain way. Companies invest millions of dollars
hiring specialist to make little girls feel like they need make up to be beautiful.
Permanently lowering their self-esteem because they will never be pretty enough
to meet those impossible standards.
Corporations tell us buy, buy, buy, get this, get that,
you must keep up, you must fit in, this will make you happy. But it never does for long.
So what can we do in the face of all this madness and chaos, what is the solution? We can love.
Not the love you hear in your favorite song on the radio. I mean real love, true love, boundless love.
You can love. Love each other from the moment we wake up till the moment we go to bed.
Perform an act of kindness because that is contagious. We can be mindful during every interaction.
Planting seeds of goodness. Showing a little more compassion than usual.
We can forgive, because 300 years from now
will that grudge you hold against your friend, your mother your father have been worth it?
Instead of trying to change others we can change ourselves, we can change our hearts.
We've been sold lies,
brainwashed by our leaders and those we trust
to not recognize our brothers and sisters into exhibit anger, hatred and cruelty.
But once we truly love we will meet anger with sympathy,
hatred with compassion and cruelty with kindness.
Love is the most powerful weapon on the face of the earth.
Robert Kennedy once said that few will have the greatness to be in history,
but each of us can work to change a small portion of events
and then the total of all those acts will be written in the history of a generation.
So yes the world is coming to an end
and the path towards a new beginning, starts within you.
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