This is the 1st part of an 8 part article I am supposed to write for the globalist. The next part will analyze how the desire for glory has affected cultures world wide and will slowly progress onto the way it influences the current world. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
PART 1: Glory
The only certainty is change, a quote best applies to us human beings. Throughout the ages our unquenchable thirst for the unknown and unrelenting desire to achieve it has led to astounding progress. we have achieved progress in almost every fields except one.
Death. We have failed to conquer what many say is the bane or curse of mankind. We are doomed to die. our lives are based on the assumption that one day we no longer be on this planet. Almost every action we take is somehow influenced by this fact.
But I ask you this friends is it true?? Is there no way past this curse?? Can we ever achieve immortality?? The answer I would say is yes, we can achieve immortality.
The only type of immortality is not that of the body. Immortality can also be achieved by being remembered. Long after we are gone, long after our bones have turned to dust all that remains of us are our names, our deeds, our moments of glory and our moments of failure. It is our acts while we are living that define what will be remembered of us in the millenniums to come. We all are to die one day, but those who die with glory live on in memories and influence the generations to come The deeds of Alexander live to this day, the words of Plato and Socrates influence the philosophers of today, Shakespeare's plays are as relevant today as they were in 1600's. Their moments of glory still exist to this day. They may long have become a part of the earth, but their memories linger and this I believe makes them immortal.
“Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names...