I recently won 2nd place in a student essay contest run by We ’73 The American Unity Project. :O Here’s a sneak peek!
It is crucial that we define “unity” correctly. I don’t mean to say it’s important that we find the true meaning of unity for the purposes of this essay. It’s vital for the United States as a whole.
Possible meanings for the word are as diverse as the people who seek to define it. Some definitions are impossible to achieve, and some are simpler. Others may come from an entirely different angle.
Adolf Hitler’s definition of unity was eliminating the “inferior.” He thought a unified world was one without diversity.
Karl Marx also dreamed up a nation he thought would exemplify unity. To him, unity was a world where everyone was in the same social class, and there was no competition to encourage people to work hard and climb higher. He created communism.
But what is the true meaning of unity? To me, unity is about having a new perspective. I can hardly describe this new perspective in words alone, so let me tell you a story.
Read the rest of my 2nd-place essay here: https://we73theamericanunityproject.org/2020/12/22/unity-starts-with-a-new-perspective/
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