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Rotary Essay

  • Submitted by: shineypenny
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,392 words

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Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try, No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people, living life in peace.
            Are these words starting to sound familiar yet? If not these inspirational lyrics come from John Lennon’s popular song Imagine. This song depicts a dream world in which our world lives in peace. While many people think his dream is a joke and unlikely due to the state of turmoil our society is constantly in. Today I present to you the obvious cause for this much tension, Tolerance or more of a lack of it. In the world we live in today all too often we find differences in people and choose not to tolerate them. If we apply the four way test and evaluate how we should be tolerant we can come to the conclusion that making Mr. Lennon’s dream isn’t as unattainable as we think.
            The first question we must ask ourselves on our quest to be more tolerant is whether or not it’s the truth. And the truth is our society as a whole is not tolerant. Due to this rejection of other people we frequently find ourselves in conflicts. For instance, the untimely old example that is constantly plaguing our world, racism. According to Dictionary.com racism is defined as the hatred of or prejudice against another race. People such as the African Americans have had to fight for their rights to live in our society peacefully. Luckily in today’s world these issues are less prominent thanks to activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Even in the face hatred they tolerated the people who would not tolerate them. We can see through their examples that by being tolerant we can better our lives and the lives of those around us. In Mark Twain’s masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, young Huck learns to tolerate a black man, Jim, and learns that he is a good friend and the two...

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