We think too much and feel too little
I know this has been around for awhile, but it came into my head the other night - and I listened to it many many many times, and had to share.
It is a moving speech by the late great Charlie Chaplin.
I believe that our world needs to hear this:
Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
I honestly cannot add any more to the speech.
I am once again sitting here speechless.
I have goosebumps, and am motivated to better myself everyday.
I need to love more.
I need to fight to free the world.
I really enjoyed where he says "The Kingdom of God is within Man. Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men!"
We have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure which I feel is such a powerful concept/message that our generation NEEDS to hear.
Even though this was recorded in 1940 - we now need this message more than ever.
If we can wake up one person, I consider that a win.
"Greed has poisoned the souls of men."