28 April 2005


Everyone on this planet has a philosophy, theology, and worldview whether or not they realize it. Pablo Picasso once said, “Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform the yellow spot into a sun.” The way one views the world as a whole is reflected by how one views the small everyday matters in life.

Some people start out with an ideal of what they want and then work to achieve it in life. This may appear in a want to acquire more in a sense of possessions, status or respect. Others choose to take the more leisurely way of life by starting out with something, such as the yellow spot, and then seeing what will become of it. The American Dream follows the first way of seeking to obtain a large house, kids, and just basically the peaceful “Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle of the new century.

The way more members of our generation tend to turn is in the second attitude. Youth these days tend to not care about anything. Religion, politics, and life are bound to go on and have the youth’s approval to do so unless it fringes on the same principle. Basically, the world is free to go on by itself until it no longer pleases the people who put it that way in the first place. People feel that if they are to be passionate about one thing, then they will have to be passionate about everything while this is not the case. Then, instead of choosing to be involved whole-heartedly by one thing, people choose to not care about anything at all.

It is impossible to categorize humanity into these two concepts as not only are people different, but also, so are the worldviews people hold as everyone has gone through different experiences in their lifetime. Because of this fact, it is also impossible to determine which is better in this world. While one may start out seeing the sun, another may just see it once crossing the finish line. So while I try to find the balance between the yellow spot and sun, I choose to admire all of the differences and mixtures that make up humanity in all of its aspects.

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