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Independent People

April 23, 2010
By OhSnapple GOLD, Concord, New Hampshire
OhSnapple GOLD, Concord, New Hampshire
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Humans are animals. Well…mammals actually, but you get the point. This point being that like other animals, humans have instincts too, that trace all the way back to the beginning of our history.

But we don’t completely realize this. I know because we use adjectives like “inhuman”, or “immoral” to disguise our flaws, errors, or flukes in the system, as freak accidents. We do this because it makes us feel that other than these “accidents” we are perfect, we are better. And it does seem like we are, doesn’t it? We have huge populations, cities, a complex language, we think and dream. But when we push aside all the fluff, what are we but a pack of dogs, or a flock of sheep? We feel most comfortable following the butt in front of us, and also have a FEAR of what will happen to us if we leave the group. We wonder: will I survive on my own?

Independent people are the most important people in our world. They drive change. Without them we would actually function like a flock of sheep, following the group until we grew old and died. Independent people are the ones with ideas, ideas that change our way of life. We live in a world, an environment, that will change inevitably, and if we are not capable of changing with it, or even before it, then we will perish.

Always remember, you can’t see what you’re doing if you have an butt in your face.

The author's comments:
Be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi

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on May. 24 2010 at 12:05 pm
ElephantGirl523 SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Theodor Geisel

Hey! I think animals can be very independent!!! 

P.S. What about safety in numbers?

on May. 2 2010 at 11:14 pm
AlexandraVasari PLATINUM, Fort Stewart, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked"~ Gwen Stefani

hahaha that's very funny:)

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 2:27 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

*claps* I love it!!! I feel the same way! Keep up the good work!