Have you really lived?
by Andres Diaz
If the world ended today would anyone notice?
Or are we too self-absorbed with futile things?
The more we connect the further we’re driven apart
There is more to life than cheap fame
You are here today yet gone tomorrow
It is better to be remembered for creating substance
Than for manufacturing frivolity
The difference is between good attention and bad
In today’s society bad behavior is ubiquitous
And readily condoned
Responsible behavior is looked down on
And good people are ostracized
Because they won’t conform to self-destruction
Good people stand up for the world as it should be
Not for what it is
If the price of continued existence is vigilance
Will you be willing to pay that price?
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