Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Goosebump Evoking

This is an absolutely amazing opus 71 years past its release. Must buy.

Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

This speech speaks to me; gives me chills and goosebumps and hope. (And, as with all things, the music helps.) It reminds me that true greatness is never lost, but magnified with the truth of time. Here's to the hope that "the misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed".

You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.