I think it’s funny how unwilling some people are to realize that the US can fall, just like Russia or Bosnia or Ecuador. We can end up in war, we can have our monetary system become worthless, it’s possible for us like any other country. We may be a big influence and a supposed “Superpower”, but like Superman, we have our kryptonite.
It’s weird when you look at the kids who used to pick on you in middle school and realize that now that you have gone to separate high schools and colleges, you have somehow ended up having a lot in common with each other, WTF.
After a while, you learn the subtle difference And between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning And company doesn’t mean security, And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts And presents aren’t promises, And you begin to accept your defeats With the grace of a woman, Not the grief of a child, And learn to build all your roads on today Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight And after a while, you learn That even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden And decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure… That you really are strong And you really do have worth And you learn And learn… With every goodbye, You learn.