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Personal Opinion Essay: Thoughts And Beliefs

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(Drum roll) So there you have it, possible answers to the big questions: who, what, where, when and why. All things considered (significant or trivial), I suppose little is for certain in this magnificent universe man calls home.
Along with many others in the world, I am concerned for the future and ultimate fate of humankind. Despite the abundance of brilliant minds developing new technology in every field to improve life for the people on this spinning, little piece of rock, I fear the humanity of the human species has not progressed at quite the same rate. Uncertainty about what I believe floods my thoughts when I hear about senseless human and animal suffering, never-ending violence, deception, greed, and prejudice. I have often wondered why some people are born with a silver spoon, and others have no spoon at all. Man has numerous mountains to conquer, high hurdles to clear, and giant leaps to take.
I want to hear about humanitarians; those people who roll up their sleeves and get down in the trenches to advance their cause. I want to hear that the ability to pay does not determine the quality of healthcare a person receives. I want to hear that the use of military warfare will never again be pre-emptive and that peaceful, diplomatic solutions have prevailed without the killing first. I want to hear that science and faith have called a truce. I want to hear that religious and charitable organizations are keeping out of politics or paying taxes. I want to hear that justice is not blinded by the color of money, or just color, or just money. I want to hear that not one child in the world is going to bed hungry, and that all people have access to clean, drinking water. I want to hear that foreign aid goes directly to people in need and not placed in government storage or traded for weapons. I want to hear that steps are being taken by all nations to preserve this planet for future generations. I want to hear that all children are offered equal educational opportunities despite which side of the tracks they call home. I want to hear that everyone who wants to work can find employment and receive fair pay. I want to hear that people are not consumed with numbers: how much they weigh, how much money they make, and how old they are. I want to hear that the grizzly bears in Montana are doing fine. That is all; I want to hear some good news.
I have made an honest effort to state facts, theories, hypotheses, provide evidence, pose questions, and give a few opinions, but by no means should anyone assume that I possess absolute, flawless answers to the big questions. I will say that curiosity is maybe the most important attribute a person can possess. Curiosity initiates a hunger for information that will, in turn, initiate action. That aside, without getting overly technical, I will divulge a few things I do believe:
• I believe that people should take the time to chart their family tree and have their genome mapped. A few...

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