In this day and age, compassionate words and actions are needed for greatness and idealism in the world. For what we have is only greed and idealism; greed being the selfishness that people use in the world such as terrorism to fight the ideals of religion and idealism being what the religion that they believe so faithfully in. People use compassionate words everyday, but show no action from those words. As written in the quote by: (Marian Wright Edelman) “It's time for greatness - not for greed. It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action”.
Being “Great" in this country is how people sometimes define the way they live their lives, most use greed to get to that greatness and others use their spirit, talent, and faith to reach it. Greatness defined in a whole is going to such an extreme or notable degree to reach a destination of certain amplitude and the goal is what you choose. What you define as being great, is only as much as you can imagine greatness to be, so how do you know you’re greater than the one standing beside you; if they can imagine greater.
Idealism is holding on to a set of beliefs which are a rigid system of the way life is "supposed to be" or "should be” (http://www.coping.org/control/idealism.htm). These beliefs are what have caused so much terrorism dating all the way to the 1000 B.C. and beyond. Everyone’s beliefs are so tainted that they think they have to start a war just because they imagine their god in their own way. Once again this brings us back to greed, but not on just greatness, also the ideal of what God should be and how he should run our lives. People are greedy by pushing their religions upon us, what makes it right for them to push their beliefs on someone, when the word belief is what one’s own view on something is, without seeing it.
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