Spoken by the guy who we normally associate with silent films, this speech will fill your heart and give you goosebumps.
I really don’t feel like there’s must commentary needed for this one. After a week of bickering and crazy happening all over the place, we need to all listen to this and remember what we have to remember through all of this.
This video, to me personally, is what I feel like life is really about. It’s a love affair with humanity, and an effort to make a better world for everyone tomorrow. My favorite quotes (can I just pick the whole video as my favorite quote?) are:
We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. And this world has room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.
The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood and the unity of us all.
For those who can hear me I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed. The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress, the hate of men will pass, and dictators die. And the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Yes, it is idealistic, but it’s still important. It’s not about who’s right the most. It’s about how we help, learn, and love each other.
Pardon me while I go cry.
[True Activist, “The Greatest Speech Ever Made”]