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- April 15, 2012 by PKHawk_again
- Monuments - My Take
There are monuments, and then there are monuments. Personally, I prefer the monuments such as in Monument Valley. Manmade monuments are basically interesting, but few can truly be considered beautiful. Some are actually downright disgusting. Others have hidden meanings. Some, of course were meant as a tribute to someone who may have given their all to help others, but they don't get anything out of the monument.
I suppose it would be interesting to see Mt. Rushmore. But, though many monuments man has built tell a story, they also make the person or people larger than life. Humans are alive for only a short while, and many more will take their place in history. It really isn't long before most people really have no idea what the real living person was like ( if they ever really knew in the first place), or if they were really all that good, or decent. Many thing come out later in regards to who various people really were when they were living. Take President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, for example. He was only human, and turned out to be be a womanizer. It also appears that somewhere down deep inside, he really may have been attempting to do good for the people of his country. It also appears he was very likely murdered by the very people who pretended to love him and what he stood for.
Most people who were or are in the public eye have and had secrets that were and are kept hidden from the public. Many, if not most people in politics are not people I would really choose to call a friend, just as with people in the acting profession. Many are drug users and abusers, as well as leading very immoral lives. Many are cheaters and liars, too.
Man is not perfect, and to expect him to be is foolishness. Good people still make mistakes, and sin. Still, there are still people behind the scenes handling the puppet strings, in all governments on earth. Only when God steps in, will things truly improve.
Even bad things in your personal or business reputation can now be hidden from view of the general public. Haven't you heard ads by some company who says they can protect your name from bad PR, even if the bad is true?